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Question on DVI Cables Which One For Dell 2405FPW LCD
Just bought an ATI All-In-Wonder X800-XT graphics card for my D-8300. It has DVI and VGA connectors on the back. Want to buy the Dell 24" UltraSharp 2405FPW flat panel LCD...
I use Ghost Enterprise Versions 7 and 8 at work to put disk images on multiple like platform machines. The Enterprise Editions support Multicast Imaging via networks whereas the Consumer Debt editions do not.
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It is my policy to create images complete parbreastions very frequently, largely because I quite often give my system electronic indigestion by tweaking it ignorantly. Rstorations...
I must say that having a complete disk image as your backup is very convenient when doing a restore in crisis mode. The OS is there, all of your software is there plus all of your files. Just reimage to the new drive and off you go. I setup my mother several years ago using Ghost to write a complete disk image weekly to a second hard drive. Works very well and is very quick to do a restore when there are problems.
The problem is that when you reimage the hard drive with the disk image you overwrite everything that is on the drive. Not good if you just want to restore a few files or folders. The older versions of Ghost have a program included called GhostExplorer that will allow you to look inside of the Ghost images and pull out folders or files. The problem is that up to Ghost 2003 (the last version I've used), none of this works with NTFS formatted drives. Don't know if the newer versions of Ghost have an updated version of GhostExplorer that works with NTFS parbreastions. This isn't a problem at work because users are forces to save to a server so we just blow out the workstation is there are issues. But at home I can see the need to restore files or folders without blowing out the whole drive with a disk image that could be several weeks old depending on how often you make an image of the hard drive.
I should also note that support of external USB hard drives in Ghost 2003 and prior is OK but not great. My mother was using a second internal hard drive until recently, but now uses an external USB hard drive that I got working with Ghost using the boot disk wizard that comes with Ghost. The newer versions of Ghost claim to have far better external USB support.