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Can I Install A Mirrored External Drive If My Hard Drive Fails?

Ron from Crystal Lake, IL writes:

You recommend that system image be created from time to time to an external hard drive. If one had a computer hared drive failure, hijacking, or etc, why couldn’t one take the external hard drive and install it in the computer?

Actually Ron, that’s a great idea. Now you can’t just install just any external hard drive in a computer. You’d need to use a drive that’s compatible with your computer.

You can purchase an enclosure that will turn any hard drive into an external hard drive for less than $50. So you could choose to have the exact same drive that’s installed in your computer or if you have an extra drive, you can re-purpose.

It’s a solution that could save you a lot of time and trouble if you have a hard drive failure.

~ Cynthia