Back Up Advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cthomet, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. cthomet macrumors regular

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    Recently gave up the waiting game and purchased a macbook. should arrive tomorrow. now its time to purchase all the extras. i have been looking at a 500GB LaCie Drive (7200 RPM) with USB, eSATA, and Firewire 400 connectivity for $130.

    Today, however I went in to Office Depot and a sales associate said I should go for 750 GB...I was skeptical...thoughts? (my Macbook HD will be 250GB). Also there was an unlimited online backup option for $80. I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with or can shed any light on online back up? which of the two options would be best?

    Thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did the Office Depot sales clerk ask you what you would be using your system for? Or how big your files are? If not, they're just trying to make a bigger sale. Your need for storage will be driven by how much you need to store.
     
  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Get as big of a drive as you can afford.
    As for online backup, do ISPs put limits on your bandwidth per month where you live?
     
  4. cthomet thread starter macrumors regular

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    I dont think they limit it here (I live in Eugene, actually grew up in portland :D) but next year i am going down to santa clara in california and im not sure if they limit it down there since i will be on the university internet im assuming not...but i know what happens when one assumes
     

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