Backing up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mjfarsi, May 8, 2006.

  1. mjfarsi macrumors member

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    I have a 80 gb Powerbook, with about 30 gb of info I should have a back-up copy of... What do you recommend I do to do this... I am trying to save $$ What is the best bang for my buck?
     
  2. joelypolly macrumors 6502

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  3. sunfast macrumors 68020

    sunfast

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    You could get a small external HD from eBay for peanuts.

    As for software, I use iBackup which is free.
     
  4. mjfarsi thread starter macrumors member

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  5. janey macrumors 603

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    I dunno where you get your DVDs, but my 16x verbatim dvdrs were <25 cents. the DL dvdrs go for about $1-2 each.
    a hard drive (External) is the way to go, and small ones are pretty cheap. You could build your own 80gb external for maybe $70-90 ($40 for hard drive, $30 for enclosure) if you wanted to.
     
  6. janey macrumors 603

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    its the filesystem that matters slightly more than hardware compatibility (as, provided you have whatever you need (usb, firewire, SATA, etc.), odds are it will work).
     
  7. electronboy macrumors 6502

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    try deja vu. Cheap and dirty. does the trick nicely. Recommended to a friend in a similar situation and he really liked it.
     

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