Best way to backup computer on regular basis?
by thurbie1823 - 8/26/07 11:32 AM
The computer I have at home (HP Pavillion a287x) is getting bogged down with lots of digital photos and video (over 6GB - mostly photos though). I use the computer mostly for internet (using Outlook) and Word/Excel files and organizing the photos. In the past year I had gone through the experience of the Blue Screen of Death and needed to have the hard drive replaced. I really don't want to go through that again. I'm basically looking for a way to:
-have a place to store my photos & video
-backup my entire hard drive (in case my computer dies again
-backup all the data (so that it's easily accessible - including Outlook's calendar, addresses, etc)
-back data up on a regular, automatic basis
I have heard of Maxtor backup harddrives but don't know if there are other ones that are good/better/less expensive.
Also is there separate software that you suggest I purchase or do these backup drives come with adequate software?
I'd love to hear your suggestions!!