External hard drive?

February 17, 2007 12:28pm CST
I’m a photographer and I need to make sure ALL of my photo’s are backed up. I would like an external hard drive but I was wondering is it possible to get software or something that will automatically back up files stored in a certain folder? If it is what is it called and how much would it cost?
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@victorwzj (539)
18 Feb 07
External hard drive is good idea but it is best if you back up it in both DVD and external hard drive. I have exprience of my hard drive crashed 2 times and I lost allot of my data. So please backup regularly into DVD and not just hard drive.
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18 Feb 07
So if my computer crashed would i loose everything i store on an external hard drive too?
19 Feb 07
no, if your computer crash your external drive will not be affected . Window or Operating System crashing will only affect "C:" . If you want to be cautious then backup into DVD(s) as well .
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19 Feb 07
Ok thanks, thats great. :]
@alantae (245)
• United States
17 Feb 07
You could just store them on DVD's, they hold lots of pictures. But really I'd say just look for a good external hard drive. Just check around for sales. One of my friends got a 100 GB external hard drive for like $50, which more than doubled his available memory. I personally own one myself just for my music and I definitely think it's worth the investment.
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19 Feb 07
Thanks! What brand did you go for? Any suggestions?
• India
17 Feb 07
Better you backup ur fotos in to gmail drive ..i think thats better for you... Its free of cost...
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19 Feb 07
What's a gmail drive?
• United States
17 Feb 07
Copy them all to a DVD. It will save space on your computer.
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19 Feb 07
Good idea!