|Mar 12, 2013, 01:20 PM||#1|
What backup drive for my new imac?
Just ordered a new, 27" Fusion. I decided not to go with the Time Capsule, but with Airport Extreme instead. Two large functions in one package makes me nervous... So, I'll need a Thunderbolt backup drive now. My computer will have 1TB and I'll be doing some home video and stuff, but don't expect to max it out. What advice do you have for a backup (Time Machine) drive to go along with it? Thanks!
|Mar 12, 2013, 01:24 PM||#2|
For a simple backup drive, a USB 3.0 drive will be sufficient enough and much cheaper than a TB HDD.
As for what HDD, look at WD or Seagate or WD for good drives.
As for backing up, depending on the worth of your data:
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|Mar 12, 2013, 02:37 PM||#3|
If you want.....
Thunderbolt, maybe this link is helpful:
But I second sinsaladimbamba, for simple backup purposes, a USB 3.0 can fit the bill.
Mac Pro 2012 3.06 Westmere version, 12 Core 64 GB RAM, 4 TB , iPhone 5 (black), Moto G 8 GB (black)
|Mar 12, 2013, 09:33 PM||#4|
If you have or plan to have more than one computer, you might consider a NAS for backup and central storage. If you only need a single computer, get 2 backup drives and cycle them for offsite backup if you have anything worth preserving. You wouldn't want to lose both the computer and only backup to a fire or theft.
15" MBP (late 2011), iPhone 5
iPad Air, ATV3 Mac Pro 3,1
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