Just bought the My Book Essential (usb 2.0) external hard drive. I haven’t installed it yet as I need some answers to some questions first. I’d appreciate any help.
I have another external hard drive (which is not WD) that has data on it that my desktop doesn’t have. Can I backup both my desktop data as well as the data from my external hard drive onto My Book?
If the above answer is YES, let’s say I back up my other external hard drive onto My Book and I then get rid of the other external hard drive. Will I be able to retrieve that data (that I backed up from the other external hard drive) from My Book onto my desktop at a later date? Or will I have to copy the data from the other external hard drive onto my desktop BEFORE I install and run the initial My Book backup software?
There’s some data I want to save on My Book but not keep it on my desktop. Is this possible?
Is it possible to use My Book on a different desktop or laptop (not mine) and retrieve certain data from it onto that other desktop or laptop which I normally don’t use? ((I’m thinking if I have lots of photos on My Book, and take it to a friend’s computer and plug My Book into their computer, can I retrieve and/or view photos from it?
Thanks much for any help you can give.