data backup after motherboard failure
The motherboard on my Acer Aspire 5912 gave up the ghost last weekend after less than two years of valiant service. My machine is still under warranty, so I took it in for diagnostics.
They need to ship it back to the manufacturer and suggested a HD backup. I could either pay them hundreds of dollars to back up less than 100G of data, or I could pick up my HD and do it myself.
I bought an Apricorn Driveware adapter to make a HD backup on my external. Since, of course, the software for it was Windows only, I used a Winbox as the bridge and successfully made a copy of my HD (.tib file type).
I guess my concern is that once I get my machine back, will I be able to install the backup without the software?
Is there a better way to access my HD and get files onto my external?
And finally, what are the chances of data loss from the manufacturer replacing/repairing the motherboard?
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