I now have two hard drives in my pc after a recent catastrophy - details here!
So, I now have a 160gb western digital and a 80 gb maxtor. The 160gb is my main hard drive - the 80gb drive is now empty. I have quite a lot of files to save, photos, 15gb worth of music documents etc. From bitter experience, I now want to make sure that my stuff is regularly backed up, once a week if possible. I have a DVD writer, but to use that is timeconsuming as it'll have to go across multiple discs. I have a couple of ideas - I'd really appreciate people's opinions on them:
1. I could use the spare HD to store all my documents, music etc. That way it would all be easily rescued if the main harddrive went wrong, or had to be rebuilt because of a XP failure. That does mean if the spare HD develops a hardware fault then I lose the lot.
2. I could regularly back up all my important stuff from the main HD to the spare which means I have two copies of everything. Does anyone know of any programs that could do this for me - copying across set folders and files by running a single script?
Any other ideas / opinions gratefully recieved!