So, I searched for threadds and found a couple that answered this question but left just as many questions.
I have a 1TB My Passport Essential.
I am looking to by a 2-3TB desktop hard drive either My Book or Elements.
I would use the desktop as a backup for the Passport which contains the data that is the life of my business.
If I lose the Passport, I am out of business.
One of my clients just dropped hers and killed it. WD support contractor wants $800 to attempt to restore and doesn’t think he even can. She is screwed.
So, I am trying to prevent a loss.
I understand from one thread that the Smartware Backup program will not read the USB Passport drive to do the auto backups.
I also understand from another thread that the My Book transfer may work if I use the GoodSync application I have.
I currently have 400GB that I need to backup, and will be at about 700GB by end of year.
Well, I pose more questions to you experts that may help a novice like me:
1) Is the GoodSync application the best way to go in accomplishing what I need?
2) Is there any kind of cable or smartware patch that will allow the portable drive to be recognized for backup?
3) Which would you recommend between the My Book & the Elements for what I am needing to do?
Thanks for any assistance.