Advice on external memory 1 or 2 TB ?

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  1. Medium Rare macrumors regular

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    Thinking of buying a external memory back for my 5 year iMac.
    I am currently running 10.6.8 with 1 gb of memory. Would a 1 tb backup be advisable or should I go for a 2 tb ?

    Thanks for advice and your time.:apple:
     
  2. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    An external hard drive you mean? Get 1TB or 2TB depending on your needs, taking into account data growth. Not sure how we are meant to decide for you...
     
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  5. ender78 macrumors 6502

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    The difference is about $20-30 for the extra TB. Go for the 2TB drive.
     
  6. cashville2400 macrumors member

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    I would go with 2. That is what i have for time machine to do backups. It is actually almost completely full now.
     
  7. grizzlyedwin macrumors member

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    This should come down to your needs. How much data do you have, how much space do you need and how much is the price difference for a 1 TB external HDD and a 2 TB external HDD.
     
  8. clukas macrumors 6502a

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    I agree here. Two backups is always better than 1!
     

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