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Is it possible to backup two (2) external hard-drives (HD)?

strtrodder49

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I originally purchased a 1TB Tour External HD and, a Seagate 2TB External HD several years ago. The Touro 1 TB External HD works flawlessly, whereas the Seagate 2 TB External HD went bad. So, I purchased a new My Passport 1 TB External HD to replace the Seagate External HD. It is my intention (as I already did it), was to move everything off the Touro External HD that was document related onto the My Passport HD and, all the photos to my actual HD on my PC. Once cleaned up, I removed the Touro External HD and, installed the damaged Seagate External HD and, was able to copy document related material onto the My Passport HD and, anything that was a duplicate was deleted. I also took the photos and, moved them to the HD on my PC in the Photos Section. Once the Seagate External HD was completely cleaned, I removed it and, put it aside. I then took the photos that I copied over to the actual HD of my PC and, placed them on the Touro External HD and, the documents remain on the My Passport External HD. So, essentially, I have two External (Touro & My Passport) 1TB HDs set up with two different items on them.

Is it possible to perform a backup on both the Tour and My Passport External Hard Drives, if not on the same backup as the other but, manually? This way, I don't have to worry about losing photos nor, do I have to worry about losing documents. My PC is getting old but, still works flawlessly (knock on wood).

What are your thoughts.?

P.S. Whenever I opened up the Seagate External HD to open a document, it caused the icons for all the items saved on this external HD to flicker and, eventually, the PC would freeze up and, I would have to manually shut down the PC and, reboot it. Now that the Seagate External HD is removed, I can go into a document on the My Passport External HD or, look at a photo that I saved on the Touro External HD without any icons flickering or, causing the PC to freeze.
 

USAFRet

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Absolutely.
But ignore whatever software came with those drives. There are much better tools around.
I use Macrium Reflect, almost exclusively.

Do a full Image off to another drive, each of your current drives in their own folder on this 3rd drive.
Or however you want to set it up.

Automated, on a schedule.
 

strtrodder49

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strtrodder49

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USAF Retired,

Thanks for responding back to me as you helped me before with a different computer problem either in 2017 or 2016. I will give it a try but, the only other drive that is available to run a backup to, would be the PC. Would that suffice or, would you suggest purchasing a new External Hard-Drive (such as another "My Passport")? I downloaded Macrium the other day, only to discover that there weren't any instructions that came with the Macrium Program. I wrote to them as to my dilemma and, when nothing was received, I uninstalled their program and, am contemplating using EaseUS as, that is another backup program (other than Macrium) that AskLeo suggests.