PC & Mac back-up solution?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by benjiP, Mar 15, 2003.

  1. benjiP macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2003
    Hi, I'm a Switcher in the making - can't wait for a 15" AluBook ...

    For the moment, though, I'm battling on with my crash-prone Dell Inspiron 8200. Because this machine is so unstable I need to get hold of an external back-up solution (I have reformatted and clean installed countless times now).

    However, with a move to a Mac pending, it would be silly to spend on a solution I wouldn't be able to use with a Mac.

    So, my question to you all is:

    Can you suggest a cost-effective, relatively hassle-free, external back-up solution which will work with both PCs and Macs?

    All responses greatly appreciated,

  2. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth

    Retrospect is a decent product. Check'em out.
  3. daniel77 macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2002
    seattle, wa
    if the dell has firewire, or you could always just get a PCI firewire card, you could use a firewire enclosure on a regular hdd.

    hope that helps
  4. benjiP thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2003
    Thanks & Recommendations

    nuckinfutz and Daniel, thanks for your responses.

    Yes, the Dell has firewire - so what do I need from here? 80Gb should cover my needs in terms of capcaity - what hardware gets a recommendation?

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