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Bundled RE and different mfgr. external USB drives


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Bought two external USB disk drives - both came bundled with different versions of Retrospect Express.


Maxtor drive (bought last year) came with RE v5.6

Western Digital drive bought this week came with RE v6.5


I currently have the older v5.6 installed on my machine.


Both drives have 'front botton' one-touch features to intiate backups.


I want to use both drives in order to be able to use each drive on alternating days to rotate them for off-site backup (take it home each night an bring the other into the office the next morning).



If I uninstall v5.6, then install the newer v6.5 - will it work correctly with the one-touch backup features of both the Maxtor & WD drives? If so, what, if any customizations may be required in the software to make the Maxtor one-touch work with the RE version that came with the WD drive?



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Before uninstalling anything, why don't you make a phone call to Maxtor support (not EMC/Dantz). They know their product best and how they integrated software into it.


I would believe that you could upgrade the v 5.6 to the latest 6.5 Express and have the best of everything.


Anyway, why don't you just use the scheduling function to automate the alternate backup schedule you wish?


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