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How to back up Hard Drive. I have 160 GB/Go, USB 2.0

I have ran Quick Test Successfully, Extended Test Successfully. Now what? I am afraid to go further without help. Thanks

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Connect it go to my computer right click on the drive select properties / tools/ then u should c backup

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