best backup drive for macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by brettcovington, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    What is the best backup drive for a macbook pro? I have the early 2011 Sandy Bridge macbook pro.

    Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Apple OC

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    any external hard drive using Time Machine will get the job done
     
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    Any external HDD will do. Some though, seem to have issues with the WD series of drives. But you can get a decent HDD from OWC (www.macsales.com).
     
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    Mr. Retrofire

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    I use two InXtron (was MacPower) SK-3500 Super-S (contains a Oxford Semiconductor OXUF934DSB bridge) with two WD WD20EARS and a 3 m FW800 9-pin cable (good quality, very good shielding). The enclosures support FW800 and daisy chaining. The read/write speed in this configuration: up to 95 MByte/s. This configuration is very silent.

    Btw, you should probably buy the SK-3500 Super-S3, because it supports USB 3.0 (supported by Ivy Bridge CPUs) and has newer firmware, which supports drives > 2.2 TB.
     
  5. macrumors 68030

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    The best? Any of the thunderbolt external HDs - you should be able to complete full backups in a couple of minutes. A bit pricey though ;)
     
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  7. macrumors newbie

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    DroboFS

    Personally, I use a DroboFS, but I also live in two worlds (windows and Mac) all day. So for me I need a very open storage solution that works well and reliably. The Droo is not the fastest solution on the market today but then again I'll take the performance hit over a good backup solution.
     
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    alphaod

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    It back from my main drive to my optibay drive.

    As for my optibay drive—I don't back it up. :eek:
     

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