Will all external hard drives automatically backup my computer for me?

by on April 19, 2011

Q: Do all external hard drives automatically download info on the desk top computer to the external drive?? If they do not how can I be sure when I purchase an external drive that it does have this feature?


2 Responses to “Will all external hard drives automatically backup my computer for me?”
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    No, unfortunately no external drive will automatically backup your computer. But a lot harddrives come with the software to be able to back up your computer.
    Plug the drive in and install the software.
    Or if you buy any drive you can configure windows to back up your computer.

     
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    Backup software that might be bundled with an external harddrive tends to not be all that great. I suggest getting a good deal on an external harddirve with no extra software and using http://www.crashplan.com ‘s free software to handle your backup.