Can I create a PC recovery disk and save it to an external hard drive rather than burning it to CD or DVD?

davidtan December 7, 2011
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I bought an Asus U36L with no optical drive installed. Can I use UBS external hard drive instead of blank DVD disk and if yes, how?

  1. Rajivgope
    January 3, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Can I create a PC recovery disk and save it to an external hard drive rather than burning it to CD or DVD?

  2. Jay
    December 8, 2011 at 2:30 am

    I think all you need is a backup file to restore, it does not matter where do you store it.

  3. Sonny Bass
    December 8, 2011 at 2:12 am

    Any of the above options will allow you to make a system image to an external drive , which is good and recommended. You will however still need a repair or install disk. One way of doing this would be to create the repair disk saving as an iso file to the drive then use YUMI to make a USB repair disk( use the try an unlisted iso option )
    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/ 

  4. Anonymous
    December 7, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    you should be able to do that, you will need a backup manager and then choose external hard drive as destination of backup.

    Acronis true image
    http://www.acronis.com/

    DriveXML
    http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm
    Tutorial
    http://lifehacker.com/326086/hot-image-your-pcs-hard-drive-with-driveimage-xml
    http://www.techsupportalert.com/partitioning-hard-drives-3.htm

    MAcrium Reflect
    http://www.macrium.com/

    ShadowCopy
    http://www.runtime.org/shadow-copy.htm

    Easus Disk copy
    http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/