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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:20 PM

14. 0. Hard drive advice for a dummy?

You do need some kind of external drive though to (temporarily) hold the contents of the backup of your current system (so it can be transferred to a new drive), however backups can be compressed and thus the drive used for this purpose won't necessarily need as much capacity as your current local drive, potentially MUCH less. Depends on the nature of the files you're backing up and whether they're inherently compressed such as JPG and MP3, which won't shrink any more when backing up.

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