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Can i auto sync two drives?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by ricky, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. ricky

    ricky Millennium Member

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    What I am trying to do is have two hard drives that are the same size and exactly alike including the os.

    I want the program (if it exists) to sync both drives so that as you add or subtract on one (main) hard drive it will do the same to the other.

    Is there any other way to do this that I am not aware of?
     
  2. Clyde

    Clyde Lost in KY Millennium Member

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    SyncToy v1.4 - not sure if it would be the ticket for operating system - but I use it to copy Docs and such to a external HDD as backup. The External echo the primary. Can be set up several different ways.


    Full System - take a look at Symantec's Ghost
     

    Last edited: Sep 25, 2008

  3. ricky

    ricky Millennium Member

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    I see there is a 2.0 version.

    I guess it boils down to which is best I guess?

    I wanted to make sure if one hard drive takes a dump I can use the other.
     
  4. UtahIrishman

    UtahIrishman BLR Silver Member

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    you could also mirror them, but you will need a RAID card for that.
     
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  6. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    RAID 1. What you describe is exactly what it's for.
     
  7. Big Al 24

    Big Al 24

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    Depending on your hardware, your motherboard might have onboard raid. If it's not ancient it probably does.