Cleaning External Drive How do I clean up my external backup drive
Posted 28 May 2010 - 04:35 AM
Posted 28 May 2010 - 06:39 AM
Hi and welcome to the forum. I guess the easiest method would be to reformat the external drive. If you right click on the icon for it, there should be an option to Format it.
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 07:47 AM
Hi, Charal. a 500GB drive should be plenty for backing up a 320GB drive.
1) Are you using the drive ONLY for backup?
2) Could you please tell us something about your backup routine? What program (if any) do you use. How often do you back up? How do you have it configured?
Posted 29 May 2010 - 05:13 AM
Posted 29 May 2010 - 01:23 PM
Posted 30 May 2010 - 10:44 AM
I'm not familiar with Seagate's backup software (probably licensed from someone else). When you look at the contents of the backup drive, do you see lots of files of the same type--as if each daily backup is it's own file?
Another thing to look for: Examine the backup program's options and see if there's something called Purge.