Any recommendations for an external hard drive to use for Time Machine backups plus storage?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Westbrook0, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Westbrook0 macrumors member

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    I just purchased my first Macbook Pro last month. I wanted to know whether I should be getting a USB-C or USB 3.0 based drive. I also wanted to ask whether an SSD would be preferable for this, or whether a fast enough traditional drive would do. Thanks!
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    So you have the newest Mac Book Pro so did you get the touch at model or the no touch bar model?
     
  3. Macgyver1 macrumors member

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    G-Tech USB 3.0 2 TB desktop model at Apple has proven reliable, and at a good price point. I'm getting one for dedicated time machine back-ups.

    Merry Christmas!
     
  4. Westbrook0 thread starter macrumors member

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    The touch bar mode.

    I will look into this. Thanks and Merry Christmas to you too!
     
  5. pasipple macrumors 6502a

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  6. Macgyver1 macrumors member

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    Your right, very cool. I didn't realize they were available in sizes greater than 500G. Gets really pricey, really fast for me though. I'm a bit of a cheap bastard that way.
     

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