Looking for a HD backup solution to local hard drive via USB & network


  1. Posts : 35
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
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    Looking for a HD backup solution to local hard drive via USB & network


    I have been using Windows 7 backup tool in Windows 10 Pro. I decided I need something a bit more powerful. I am asking for thoughts on backup solutions for backing up to a local hard drive through a USB connection and a network drive. Using Windows 10 Pro. 5 TB back up drive is the main drive. Other drives come and go. Not looking for online backup at the moment unless the solution connects to Google drive as well as local. But local is our primary focus. for $100 or less.

    A big plus is if we can browse the backed up data without having to restore the data first and an even bigger plus if it's not in some weird super proprietary format that nobody else can ready if the software becomes inactivated.

    Requirement is that the software be activated once and not be required to connect to the internet to check for activation. I don't want backup software suddenly becoming inactivated.
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  2. Posts : 1,414
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 64 bit
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    Macrium Reflex Free works great. It makes an image which can be mounted so you can see each file and copy them if you wish.

    https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

    Jim
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    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
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    As Jim says...Macrium is the best choice. Widely used by members here, so plenty of support. And highly recommended. Price is right, too...Free.

    Even have a tutorial here on TF:

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect | Tutorials
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  4. Posts : 35
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
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    Phone Man said:
    Macrium Reflex Free works great. It makes an image which can be mounted so you can see each file and copy them if you wish.

    https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

    Jim
    Bookmarked. Looks good. Free, and you can mount the image and browse the files you say, that's a plus. I'll keep this as a strong contender as I do my research.
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