What backup drive for my new imac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Bemidjiboy, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey gang,

    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!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    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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    phoenixsan

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    glenthompson

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    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.
     

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