I’m looking for a new data storage and backup solution. Here’s what I do now.
I have 3 PCs on my home network, 2 laptops and a desktop. I’ve used 2 WD hard drives for my data storage, a 120 GB internal drive in the desktop that is shared to all and mapped as Z: on all computers. All of our files (well, almost) are stored here rather than locally. I also have a 140 GB USB external drive that is used to back up the internal. It’s attached to the desktop and runs Dantz Retrospect Express backkup software that came with the external drive.
We’ve run out of space and it’s time to upgrade. We’ve certainly gotten our money out of these drives. Here’s what I was thinking, I need to know if it will work.
I want to get 2 external drives, an My Book Live 1 TB to attach to the router and a 1 TB My Book Essential for backup. I’d attach the Essential to the desktop and I’d use the Live as my main data drive. I like the idea of the ‘cloud’ storage feature on the live that will allow
Will this work? I’m a bit concerned as I’ve read some things that indicate the MB Essential cannot back up anything but the C: drive on the attached computer, which it would seem would preclude backing up the data on the MB Live (or, frankly, a second internal drive). Ideally I’d like to back up all PCs on the network, but if I can get the MB Live backed up that’d work.
If this won’t work, I’d love some suggestions.