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I have had two failed backup attempts and my d drive has only 19% free space. I have attempted a backup with disk should I purchase an external hard drive and if so how much memory should it have

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A hard drive needs at least 15% of free space at anytime to allow it to shuffle files around so this is really the only reason for your failed backup attempts. And yes an external USB hard drive is a great idea and seeming i can buy a 500G for $110 or a 1000G for $120 i know which one i'd be buying. Cheers from Scott and please dont forget to vote

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