My Passport Essential and creating a Drive image?


#1

Hey Guys,

I just bought a WD My  Passport Essentials 500GB external hard drive, i want to know if it will stop me from creating a drive image of my system in Windows 7,  in case my internal hard drive dies?

I see a lot of frustrated customers about not being able to use the drive as just a simple USB drive, instead of using the smartware etc.


#2

There shouldn’t be any problem with using Windows 7 to create a backup image to the drive.


#3

I really hope so, i dont really care what the drive does automatically like everybody’s else seems to hate, as long as i can create a disk image of my laptop, it’s all good.


#4

I just got the drive and it is saying 465 GB free, i didn’t know the software etc took up so much space?


#5

Could you tell me the procedure to create an image from a 200gb SATA HDD on the 500gb Passport running under XP AND from a wicked HP a1224 which uses Drive letters A: thru J: (for USB connections etc ) or point me to the documentation?! Very much appreciated!

Dave In Atlanta


#6

Sorry, I’m not Microsoft Technical Support.  Heck, I’m not even WD Tech Support.  But you should be able to find…aahh, what the heck.  See if “Normal”  backup does what you want.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308422