Unless I misunderstood, you want me to partition my 3TB drive by making a separate 1TB or lesser partition to backup my C: drive to?
If I do that, it would be fine for me considering my internal C: has a 1TB capacity so the weekly backups would never exceeds the allotted capacity in that partition. But my concern is that when using W7's backup utility, it only gives me the option to select a drive location for the backup, it doesn't go as far as giving me the ability to select the partition on said drive (and I really want to use W7's backup utility for personal reasons).
Unless you can find a way to instruct me on how to specify the partition to backup to, I think formatting the entire HD would be the best option.
Also, regardless of how I decided to do this, I need to backup 1.28TB of storage that's on my external drive. I don't know where to put it. My second external HD is 500Gb and my internal C: only has 814GB remaining.
Another question. If I decide to keep using my 3TB drive for storage and just buy a new 2TB internal HD, would that new hardware require me to reconsider my PSU? I've been continuously adding up-to-date hardware to this old PC but haven't considered whether it can handle it. I have a 500 watt PSU.
Also, considering the internal drive my OS is running off of is 1TB, and the internal drive that I'll be purchasing will be for backup purposes, would it be sufficient to get a 1TB internal for backup or would you advise me to get 2TB?
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