07-26-2010 07:24 AM
So you want to backup the data to a USB (you mean a solid state memory thumb drive or an usb hdd)? Which software are you using for backing up the data, the Rescue and Recovery software?
Also, how big is the backup file? a usb external hdd should allow you to do this at fairly low cost. The solid state thumb drive is not the best choice for backing up systems, since their transfer rate is lower and the cost per gigabyte is lot higher than a normal hdd.
A normal usb hdd with 500 gig should retail at 60 to 70 USD level. A 128 gig thumb drive is around 150 USD level.
07-26-2010 10:11 AM
Sorry, I could have explained this much better than I did.
I currently have a T400s drive that will not boot and all attempts at getting it to boot were unsuccessful. What I normally do in this case, for example if I have a normal SATA drive, is connect it to a SATA to USB adapter such as this... http://www.apricorn.com/product_detail.php?type=fa
Any idea if Lenovo or a third party company makes one to go from this drive to USB?
07-26-2010 10:28 AM
The T400s uses 1.8 inch drive. I don't think you would find an adapter case for a 1.8 inch drive. I will have a look for you tomorrow.
07-26-2010 12:27 PM
An option that I often use is to attach an usb drive and boot fom a WinPE or Linux live cd and just copy the files accross which need to be copied.
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07-28-2010 06:06 AM - edited 07-28-2010 06:13 AM
I have 2 of the Apricorn Ez-Gig II's which hold either a 2.5" or a 1.8" HDD. This allows making a complete disk image / clone from the PC to the Apricorn USB drive. If the HDD in the PC gets corrupted (ie the disk functions fine, the PC still boots but the OS or data is unuseable) you can copy the USB disk image back onto the PC and have everything restored. If the HDD is dead, then you remove it from the PC and install the HDD from the USB drive into the PC, and again you're back up and running.
I keep my HDD under 30Gb of data and backups take about 25 minutes, so doing this regularly on a 500gb HDD would need to be done at bedtime!
Note that the Ez-Gig II seems to only work with it's own USB cable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!