Windows 10: USB 3.0 question : data backup between 2 external hard drives

  1.    18 Mar 2016 #1

    USB 3.0 question : data backup between 2 external hard drives


    Hi All,

    I need to copy all my data / photos / videos / docs etc. from one hard drive to another so I have a backup in case of a crash.

    It's about 4.5 TB which according to most will take DAYS to copy over via USB 2.0.

    I see online that I can buy a converter, but if I'm using 2 external hard drives and a desktop computer as the in between, which converters do I need to order? I.e. one for the desktop tower and one for each of the hard drives? I.e. 3 conversion kits? I'm not sure how to configure, could someone please spell out which specific things I need to buy and how to configure?

    Thanks
    Last edited by Walsh373; 18 Mar 2016 at 00:40. Reason: I got a partial answer
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  2.    18 Mar 2016 #2

    I use these type of caddies, the drives are then connected internally via Sata and are much faster than USB.

    StarTech.com 5.25in Trayless Hot Swap Mobile Rack for 3.5in Hard Drive - Internal SATA Backplane Enclosure: Amazon.co.uk: Computers Accessories
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  3.    18 Mar 2016 #3

    Thanks. I'll look into it
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