BackupAssist: Recommended hard drives for image backup jobs

BackupAssist imaging jobs utilise the Microsoft Windows imaging engine to backup and write your data.

As some of you may already be aware, there is a known Microsoft issue when using the Windows imaging engine to back up to a destination drive that is utilising 4K bytes per cluster. This typically relates to the larger (>2TB) USB hard drives that are now becoming more common. Some hard drives can be reformatted using 512 bytes per cluster rather than 4K bytes per cluster but unfortunately not all have this option.

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Limitations of RDX/ REV drives when running image backups in BackupAssist

RDX DriveOne trend I’ve noticed since we’ve been supplying  BackupAssist is the popularity of RDX and REV drives for image backups, particularly in small and medium-sized businesses. I put this down mainly to how cost-effective they can be in comparison to similar capacity tape devices, and also that they still provide that same familiar multiple cartridge approach that tape device users are used to.

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