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Convert my external drive as my back up disk

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Can I convert my maxtor external drive as my back up recovery of my laptop . But I need to reformat and take out all the contents. Do you think if it has a virus i cannot transfer some of the music in my laptop to save it for a while( I mean is it safe?)

Second my hard drive in my loptop is already full after i made a full back up can i delete the datas that I transfer in CD/DVD .

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Hi, keep it simple mate, just change where the back up is stored when your back up program asks you where to store it, just tell it to store to your external drive

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