Help: How do I back up an external drive with another external drive? Software recommendation?

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Help: How do I back up an external drive with another external drive? Software recommendation?
Feb 8, 2013

Hi,

Disclaimer: I am a novice with the computer.

I have a 2006 iMac Intel Core Duo, 2GB RAM, 500 GB HD. I plan on replacing the current iMac with a 2013 27" iMac, 8 or 16 GB RAM, 3TB Fusion Drive.

Because I ran out of internal HD space on my current iMac, I have my 20,000 photo files stored on an 2 TB external HD. Never been backed up.

I want to make a back up now of my photos on the external HD to another external HD to keep off-site.

What software do I need? I must be an easy program for me to use.

Will I need to migrate or do I need to for the new external HD's to the new iMac when I get it? Or just plug in the HD's to the new iMac?

I have been looking at:

Crash Plan (backs up files to another HD+Cloud Storage)

Carbon Copy Cloner

Super Duper

ChronoSync

Remember: It must be easy to use.

Thanks for your recommendations and tips.

Regards

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