Ok, this is a multiple question-ish type deal.
The sons hardrive crashed which had everything on it.
Hard lesson learned for not backing up pics and music.
As troubleshooting I swapped to a 40gig Sata and this works fine and proved the point he really did lose his HD, everything else works fine. Its a consumer Compaq/Windows pc.
So now, the 40gig is obviously not enough, so can I...........
a) use a external 1 Tera byte or so USB drive?
is it fast enough, will it handle Reaper etc....
b) can I load Reaper and just work from the external hardrive and unplug it when hes surfing with the 40gig?(hopefully protecting the music data.)
How does one store the raw tracks of Reaper to a "online storage" site? Does anyone do this?
I bought a 500gig Seagate Barracuda 7200hddrive last night using coupons and a $25 card...$34 cash. But his mother board doesnt have any free SATA sockets, only one for small hddrive and the dvd player, so any suggestions on this?
He already has the 40gig about filled up with music and crap.
Obviously, if the external USB method will work I'd like that, but it needs to work with Reaper recording etc...and I wonder about the speed and access for recording.
another option is just saving the crap off the 40gig , remove it and install the new 500gig and load up Windows on it.
then get an external later...but still the question is, can I store the Reaper tracks on "backup" USB Hddrives and /or Online Backup sites?
Any inputs appreciated...