Disk software advice.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Penman, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. Penman macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2004
    I've lost the internatl drive in my PB for the second time in three months (an 80gig 5400). It's really distressing when you're based in a country with not a single Apple Authorized repair centre and thus even a warranty fix means getting on a plane.

    Anyway - that's not what I want to talk about (I was venting). I'd like to know what people reccomend as back-up software for OS X (is CCC the only suggestion or truly the best?)

    Also any tips for preserving a drive in a computer that's used 12 hrs a day? I already have 1TB of external drives and have just ordered another 500GB. I use the externals for the heavy lifting but the internals are in use (browsing, IS, PS etc) all day.

    Faced with a possible loss of data (yes I back up - no I didn't do it every day) I don't mind spending money for security. Suggestions please.
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    Are you looking primarily to make sure that your drive is backed up to a single copy (i.e., a cloning solution), or making backups of individual files which change (more of a traditional backup)? The former is slower and takes up more room but ensures you can go back to exactly where you were, the latter is faster and smaller but makes it harder to be sure your setup is identical to the way it was pre-crash.
  3. munkle macrumors 68030


    Aug 7, 2004
    On a jet plane
    SuperDuper is what you want. It's like CCC with a host of other features, like the ability to synchronise, so it serves as a clone and backup utility.
  4. Penman thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2004
    I'm looking for the former solution. Ive now purchased a drive to hold the data and am thinking of partitioning it into 6 seperate partitions and then cloning the backup to each sector for additional security. In addition I'm planning to back-up onto .Mac (and experience with this).

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