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JFeig

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I finally decided to back up my hard drive with another hard drive.

I order a USB box to hold a hard drive from Tiger direct($46). My local computer store wanted $75. I did however purchase a 80gb Maxtor hard drive from them ($79). It is a "special edition" with a 8mb buffer vs the normal 1-2mb buffer. The h-d came with a 3 1/2 floppy that runs you through step by step to format, sector and copy the entire hard drive.

I will be copying the drive tonight and taking it home. If I have a stolen computer or a fire, I can simply place the hard drive in a new box and I will be ready to go.

The data files will be updated via my cd backups.
 

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Sounds like a great plan. Just make sure you re-copy your drive every time you make any change to your applications, or you may have problems using the backup HD.
 
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