I like to get some input on a backup drive and Acronis operation for a desktop running Win XP SP3. The motherboard uses a Intel® P965 / ICH8R chipset, a JMicron® JMB363 SATA controller (SATA 3.0 Gb/s). I presently have a wd2500js 250GB and I am looking at 500 GB drive RE4 WD5003ABYX as the backup. No RAID is used. What other info do I need to check to make sure this drive is compatible with my system?
For the Acronis WD Edition Backup I would like to know if it is possible to do the following:
1) Install the backup drive and create an image of the source drive . I believe this is a clone.
Make incremental backups of modified files every day which append to the image.
Access individual backup files
4) Continue to use the original source drive until there is a failure.
- Swap the backup drive for the source drive and reboot. I know I may have to boot to a CD first and do some set up, but the process should be straight forward and reliable.