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So if i buy a SSD, i will have to make backups. But which Programm allows me to Format, clone\mirror hard drives that doesnt cost money and can be run on Windows

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AOMEI Backupper. Easily the best backup tool I've used in the last while.

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Or you can look into Bittorent sync, I haven't used it myself but I have heard good things. Also are you the type to only backup your Home folder or system files too?

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I use clonezilla and it is free.  It uses a bootable usb stick so it doesn't run "in" windows.  But it can backup or clone just about any system including windows systems.

 

http://clonezilla.org/

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I was trying Ghost, but for some reason it wouldn't work in my windows 8 machine, but worked fine in my win 7 machine, so beware of that...

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Or you can look into Bittorent sync, I haven't used it myself but I have heard good things. Also are you the type to only backup your Home folder or system files too?

As I was going to say, if you only backup your home folder I like Dropbox because for $10 a month it can sync to another machine and gives you 100GB in the cloud. So in the words of Leo Laporte you've then got one backup off site, and another locally. So if that machine fails you have a machine nearby that you can quickly just copy the files from or just sign into Dropbox and it'll automatically download all those files. Dropbox also supports downloading them over LAN so it won't even impact your internet speeds in some cases. Plus it backs up every file as you add it to your Dropbox folder without you even having to think about it.

 

The only downside I know of to using it is that there is no "Versioning" so once you delete it on one machine it's gone from all three. Which in my experience isn't as big of an issue as it sounds because you probably aren't going to delete something important, then you wouldn't really  have a backup of it now would you? But to overcome this maybe use another automated piece of software that will on the second machine that has Dropbox clone the Dropbox folder to another drive for example FBackup (http://download.cnet.com/FBackup/3000-2242_4-10907579.html). So you now have 3 backups and a time machine.

 

Or just use FBackup to clone your main drive to a secondary or I think it also supports backups over LAN. But that doesn't provide as much redundancy.

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