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    In particular I would like opinions on the backup software which accompanies this drive. Is it easy to use and understand? How efficient is the accompanying USB Y cable? Thanks in advance for the information.

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    I could find no info on what software is included with this HDD. Many ext HDD have a version of Acronis True Image which is considered a very good imaging app. Others may have a different imaging app. What does this include?
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    Ted, the software included is: "NTI Backup Now EZ".

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    Should have added, it also includes the "short" USB Y cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty Chace View Post
    the software included is: "NTI Backup Now EZ".
    I have never heard of this app. You do not say which version of Windows you use. If Win 7 I would choose the Win 7 Backup and Restore over this app. If Vista or XP, choose a better known 3rd party app. In my opinion, imaging is too important to leave to an unknown app. There are many discussions in this forum on back ups and images. I back up data, but I Image my OS and apps. I have lost count on how often my images have saved me when I screwed something up with my playing.
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    Good morning Betty.

    Quote Originally Posted by Betty Chace View Post
    Should have added, it also includes the "short" USB Y cable.
    You can snip off that short Y cable from the USB cable. It was designed there a while ago when the USB ports did not offer enough current per port, it was used to connect to a 2nd port and thus provide the necessary current. I have all of mine, cut off.

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    Ted, my OS is Windows XP. As I mentioned previously, the software is included in the drive. It DOES do interval image backups. Makes an initial backup of your system, then also includes interval data protection (IDP) for daily or weekly changes to keep the image always up to date. I own the drive with included software but, prior to using, would like to hear other owner/user comments on it.

    Jean, thanks for the info.....do you use the software?

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    Me again, Betty.

    Quote Originally Posted by Betty Chace View Post
    Jean, thanks for the info.....do you use the software?
    No, not the same as you use, I use Acronis True Image and I do "clones" all the time, at least once/month. I see that your operation is automated as mine is user done. I master the machine, not tother way around, at least I think so.

    But rest assured that doing any version/type of backup will save your bacon, if ever needed. I can get back to full operation here in < 15 minutes.

    Again, be good. Jean.

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    I also use Acronis True Image Home, version 2010 on wife's PC, version 2011 on mine. I create a new image whenever a change takes place, such as a new app install, etc. Usually at least once per week. I image the entire HD during these times as it takes less than 1/2 hour including Image validate. I have lost count of the number of times I have restored from my latest up to date Image as I like playing with a lot of different things on my PC and screw things up regularly.
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