Best bare-metal backup software for XP?

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    trimis

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    With the death of my hard drive, I am now keen to do yearly bare-metal full copy (or is it clones?). Anyone here doing this, and using a software still available for download, freeware or payware, feel free to recommend it.

    Also, same for a 1 TB external hard drive. If you are using one still available to purchase (anywhere but Amazon), that works great on XP, let me know. As soon as I can get my PC online, backups become my top priority!
     
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    Mr Siamese Cat

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    I use Ghost. Have used it for years. I do a full back up of a 1TB drive with 200GB of data on once per month. It fully clones the system. I use the same software on XP or Windows 7.
    I have put it here for you.

    https://ulozto.net/file/WMzCCbeEi5hm/ghost32-exe
     
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    The dd program is not exactly a user friendly program, but it does bit for bit copies of the entire drive, meaning the ENTIRE drive!
     
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    hang a ton of 128 GB flash drives off the back of your rig, if you do not erase often
    they last a long time, but always have a copy of each flash as back up.

    and never for get, on a average of every 176 hours of clicks, solid state backups fail,
     
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