1.    3 Weeks Ago #1

    External Hard Drive Capacity?

    Given my new PC has 2TB then should I have a 2TB external hard drive for backup? I'm considering nothing other than equipped capacities. Truthfully, I currently have no idea how much of that 2TB will be used. I just want to be on the safe side.

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       3 Weeks Ago #2

    Yeah, sure, more the merrier.
    There are few scenarios for backup.
    1 on 1, where you copy everything (or let some program do it for you) to backup disk.
    Use a backup program to do incremental backup of just some type of files.
    Use a backup program that has archiving to use less space (Macrium Reflect for instance).
    Manually copy files/folders to it.
    I may not be an average user but I have more space taken up by backups on various external disks than on disks mounted in the computer because I keep most important stuff on external disks all doubled up.
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