View Full Version : Two simple beginner questions

03-30-2008, 02:37 PM
Apologies if these questions are annoyingly simple.

1- For laptop backup, can I clone my laptop drive to a 3.5" drive. And then, when it fails, clone the 3.5" backup to the new replacement notebook drive?

2- On my desktop, I have the system drive and two other external drives. Does the system drive need its own individual backup drive, or would it make sense to have one large drive that all 3 volumes get backup up to? (My guess is the former, because in the latter case you wont really want to replace the system drive with the single giant...??)

03-30-2008, 03:35 PM
1. Yes.

2. If you want to use a single drive, you'll partition it into (in this example) three volumes, sized appropriately for its corresponding source.

03-30-2008, 06:18 PM
thanks dave! i think i get it now.