February 1, 2009 at 4:54 pm #160938
The samsung recovery solution III let’s me save the backup on an external hard drive and everything will work fine as long as the restore program is intact. Once the restore program is damaged, if you re-install it from scratch, the new recovery solution WON’T know where your backups are and there ISNT an option to point it to the backup file! How dumb is that????
Is there a good free software for backing up and restore complete image of the system without that flaw?February 1, 2009 at 5:35 pm #182077lemmyMember
I use Acronis True Image. Ideally you make an image of your c: and d: partitions to an external disk. After that you can make incremental backups so that you always have an up to date restore.
Even if your HD went down, you could bung in a new one and restore to it and be up and running in half an hour -exactly as before.
If I’m trying out a new piece of software, I’ll make an image of c: to my d: partition. If I don’t want the software, I restore the image and haven’t got any rubbish left over in the registry or system folders.
It’s dead easy to use and utterly reliable. There are plenty of other imaging programs, I mention Acronis only because I can attest personally to its worth.February 1, 2009 at 5:48 pm #182079
I’ve heard good things of Acronis. I have their repartitioning tool that worked very well to change partition sizes on sammy. Unfortunately dont have the backup utilitiy. If I buy it, do they offer free upgrades to newer current version or I have to buy it again?
Can somebody tell me if the Windows XP utility, NTbackup, is any good?February 1, 2009 at 6:49 pm #182080
Update: The windows XP utility failed cause my external drive is FAT32 system and the utility claimed it can’t create a backup file more than 4GB. It told me that not in advance but after it reached the 4GB mark. You can always rely on M$oft to screw you in the last moment. The Samsung Recovery at least is smart enough to split the file if it’s bigger than 4GB. Is that so hard to program microsoft?February 1, 2009 at 6:51 pm #182081
I checked Acronis True Image Home 2009 on http://www.download.com. Some users said its good, quite a few complained they were unable to make it work. All users agreed it has a steeper learning curve than usual.
The most downloaded one last week is Macrium Reflect Free Edition 4.2:
Anybody used that?February 1, 2009 at 10:05 pm #182078lemmyMember
Interesting. I found it the simplest imaging and backup I’d ever seen. Each to their own.
The main thing is to find what’s best for you.
Other people can’t do that for you, you have to test and try for yourself.February 2, 2009 at 12:50 am #182082
The free version of MacriumReflect was pretty good, I did one full backup. The catch is it can do only full backups. The commercial one can do all kinds.February 3, 2009 at 1:12 am #182075mauwongMember
I’ve used Paragon Drive Backup Express (free version) which is similar to the free version of Macrium Reflect. For some reason though when I use it for recovery with Samsung NC10 it sometimes doesn’t automatically re-start (unlike my desktop); I must forcefully turn the netbook off and re-start.February 3, 2009 at 11:04 am #182073RsaeireMember
I second Acronis True Image. Although it’s not free, I was able to backup my My Documents folder successfully, on my laptop, and restore it after a reinstall of XP Pro.February 3, 2009 at 11:26 am #182076YsabelMember
This is a free version of Acronis True Image. You can try to see if it works or not. This is v10 Private Edition.December 9, 2009 at 9:03 pm #182083mazMember
My NC10 didn’t have any blotches when I first bought it, but I am noticing some now. Maybe it has something to do with being handled? I have a good case but I bring this thing everywhere. I’m not very tech-savvy but I’m thinking from being shaken around and what not maybe causes the “blotches.”December 11, 2009 at 8:10 am #182085RotherMember
Hi just bought a NC10 there is also a free version of Acronis on WD site.December 11, 2009 at 7:14 pm #182084jeepers01Participant
Rother – Welcome to the forum and thanks for posting the info.
This free version will only function if a WD drive is fitted to the sammy.
This is similar to the Seagate DiskWizard software which is also Acronis but that too checks the installed drives but it does work with external Seagate or Maxtor drives.
Hope this helpsDecember 16, 2009 at 4:31 pm #182086RotherMember
Jeepers mine came with a WD dirve so i presumed they all did.December 16, 2009 at 5:46 pm #182074AlfiharParticipant
[quote1260985490=Rother]Jeepers mine came with a WD dirve so i presumed they all did.[/quote1260985490]
The NC10’s come with a variety of drives from different manufacturers, mines a Fujitsu.
The later Samsung Netbooks tend to use Samsung hard drives.
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