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    Buying the correct Backup Image Drive Beyond Frustrating

    Ok seeing you have to have and EXACT match when it comes to actually having the ability to create an actual valid image that works my TC1 shows the C drive as a Samsung 860 EVO 250GB M.2 SATA Internal SSD which is one of those slotted drives. What is the EXACT drive I should buy that will work. Because ordering a 250gb SSD will not work from what I have been told unless it is an exact duplicated of the installed drive.

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    Todd,
    I make backups all of the time using an external USB drive. It's not the same size as our drive. Granted, we have a 460 with advanced edition.
    I plugin the drive and boot up the machine and choose the backup and restore option. It creates a backup and restores flawlessly from the same drive.
    Never had an issue.
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    I've tried to do a backup to several different WD 3TB Passport USB drives plugged into USB 3 ports on the back of my 460 AE and it never sees any of the drives. I can read and write to them from Windows 7 on the 460. I have an older 1TB drive that works every time. Support never had an answer for why the WD drives didn't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlsafran View Post
    Support never had an answer for why the WD drives didn't work.
    Just out of curiosity, are they formatted as NTFS?
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    Should the drive be formatted as NTFS?
    And should the "exact size" be the size of the entire C: drive or only of the files currently there?
    Or should we look for equal to or larger than the C:?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wgatv79 View Post
    Should the drive be formatted as NTFS?
    I would expect so, though I'm not 100% certain the process doesn't reformat the drive if needed. Just trying to think of a reason for the issue encountered, and this seems like a possibility.

    Quote Originally Posted by wgatv79 View Post
    And should the "exact size" be the size of the entire C: drive or only of the files currently there?
    Or should we look for equal to or larger than the C:?
    I've seen contradictory information on this, but 'as big or bigger than' the C drive is what I'd expect. I seldom have occasion to use this, but someone who does (Kane?) will probably pipe up.
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    Thanks, Steve. Happy Thanksgiving! --pua

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