Clone or image - best disaster recovery method?
by jtryan789 - 2/10/08 10:22 AM
I just bought a Seagate FreeAgent external USB 2.0 drive. I downloaded the Seagate DiscWizard vers 10.0 from Seagate site. I want to use DiscWizard to make a clone of my internal hard drive to the external FreeAgent drive (just for back-up purposes, not to boot/run the computer). Would appreciate thoughts on this situation:
1. When I have successfully cloned my internal drive to my FreeAgent external drive for backup pruposes only, in the future will I be able to use DiscWizard to clone the FreeAgent (cloned) drive to a new internal drive (i.e., the FreeAgent external drive serves as a bridge between my old internal drive and new internal drive)?
2. Is there a better way for me to achieve my objective? For example should I be doing disc image vs clone? I am new to these processes and not sure of the difference?