yes, you understood and told me what I needed to know...
Internal HDD 1.
Partition 1 (40GBs) OS and APPs
Partition 2 (80GBs) All DATA ....PICs downloads, drivers, etc.
All application are set to default driectories on Part 2
Internal HDD 2.
Partition 1 (5GBs) Pagefile for Win
Partition 2 (195GBs) Ghost Images of Drive 1 Part 1 and Part 2
Usually keep at least 2 versions of the image
files... the last one and the one before it
In addition...the image files on drive 2, part 2 are copied to an external HDD.
My setup was only an attempt to save money...but would leave me with no back up of ALL my data files, as you have well pointed out.
If I needed to copy the image of HDD 1 part 1 back to HDD 1 part 1, would I encounter any problem as a result of keeping the Pagefile for Win on HDD 2 part 1?
If I also understand, having the third external drive is virtually a risk free backup, since that drive does not get used unless it is being updated, meaning it is least likely to fail mechanically. However, I don't understand the risk to the second internal drive failing mechanically other than the fact that it is accessed often enough due to the Pagingfile being present there. Nonetheless, your reply is greatly appreciated and as I mentioned, told me what I needed to know, time to spend a little extra money for peace of mind in regards to securing my data and recovering my system (rather than the undesirable re-install, get updates, re-install applications and drivers, and ad nauseum...). Oh, and did I forget to mention, I would have lost ALL my DATA!!! Thanks again, great help!
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