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Anyone have a Western Digital Hard Drive?

By on July 12, 2012 9:41:58 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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No. I didn’t win one. Even if I did, no one would get it.

BUT: Just found something interesting. Everyone with a WD-HDD can download and use the special edition Acronis-WD. It only works with WD HDD’s, though. Comes with a guide, too.

You can get it here:  http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119

Supports XP, Vista and W7.

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July 12, 2012 9:45:53 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Very nice find, Doc. I'm using a WD640 GB main HDD and a 320GB external to back up on.

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July 12, 2012 9:58:11 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Free is good. Sometimes.

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July 12, 2012 10:44:39 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

WOW !! Awsome, I have 2 WD's ....a 500 Gig and a 1 Terabyte. I've always had great performance with WD. Thanks Doc !! 

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July 12, 2012 11:11:27 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Welcome, Ace... I only have one, but hey... free is free!

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July 12, 2012 2:53:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Apart from the SSD, all my internal drives are WD, as are 3 my external ones... the Seagates are 'community' and contain all the videos of the extended family that I edit/convert for them.  However, I do have Acronis 2009, which I will update with the next edition, but mrs starkers also has 3 internal WD's and I'm sure she would appreciate checking out this version to if she wants Acronis to safeguard her data.

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July 12, 2012 4:41:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

darn, I have a hitachi internal and that's the slowest part of my system, be really nice to just copy everything over to a new hard drive.

my external is WD but...

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July 12, 2012 4:52:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I think it's only for Internal HD's, Greg.

Seagate has backup software for their disks, I believe... 

For SSD's (and SMART won't accurately predict 'demise'), EaseUS backup software is free and maybe the beat, but for an image, you'll need an additional tool from their site.

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July 12, 2012 6:38:40 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I have 3 internals and 4 externals.

Nice find Doc...I'll be sure to put it to use.

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July 13, 2012 4:45:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Boogers. Mine is an external HDD, 1 TB. Oh well.

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July 16, 2012 7:46:51 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Interesting.

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July 19, 2012 7:12:22 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Very cool, I only use WD drives. All caviar black, 1 TB - 600 GB - 300 GB from less than a year old to 5 years old and all still running great.

 

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July 19, 2012 9:24:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Uvah,
Boogers. Mine is an external HDD, 1 TB. Oh well.

That's okay, matey, Acronis backs up to external drives.  I have a 1tb WD USB3 that I use for backups of backups.

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July 19, 2012 9:48:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yep. Acronis should do it for you... the WD version as well. The software has to be on an internal WD HDD, but backup to anywhere.

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July 23, 2012 9:11:11 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

I have a half dozen external drives (they seem to collect all over the place).  Probably a couple are WDs.  Will check this out.

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