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Simple drive external backup

I have a Simple Tech drive model# 96300-40001-001 and can't remember how to backup my computer onto it. Help please...............!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Simple drive external backup

You need to use the Storage Sync program provided with the drive. You can get the latest version at the Simple Tech website

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