On 07/20/2013 07:41 AM, Richard J. Williams wrote: > > Jason: >> I wonder if I should shift to Mac OS or Ubuntu. >> Any comp expert here who could give me some >> ideas? >> > P.S. Back up your computer with a BluRay external > drive with USB-3 and ImgBurn free software. (You > may have to update the Win 7 drivers for this, > but from what I've read, Win 8 supports USB-3.) > > "I ran one experiment to confirm that USB 3.0 > really is about 2.5x faster (as some web sites > claim) to burn Blu-ray Discs (BD-R) than USB 2.0 > (ie. the USB channel is the bottleneck..." > - posted by testmaster > > Amazon review: > http://tinyurl.com/mznh53o > >
Depending on one's setup and external network drive might be a better solution especially if you have a lot of data to back up. I got a 2 terabyte Seagate GoFlex Home drive a couple years back. It's a network drive and not that expensive. Though I could do file backups with it I wanted to do an occasional image backup and getting Clonezilla to see the drive on the network proved difficult. I finally got it working just yesterday. The problem is that many articles on how to do things are written by IT techs who do this all the time and forget steps or variants which are important even if you are tech savvy person but just don't do IT things all the time. Now I have this solved I can image back up my 1 terabyte drives on the Ubutnu machine and the Windows 7 which by the way are far from being full so the image backups which are compressed anyway won't fill up the Go Flex. I used an external 500 GB drive to backup the Linux partition on this machine especially when trying to update in which case I didn't like the Unity interface (not for programmers) and restored the prior partition. Keep your backup drive hidden so that if someone breaks in and steals your computer they don't steal it too.