Back up..... HELP!

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  1. saladiro macrumors 6502a

    saladiro

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    Hi,

    Recently my external hard drive "died". I think I am considering going with an online back up such as carbonite.

    Does anyone have any opinions, thoughts, experiences, suggestions? other options?

    I don't want to get another external hard drive b/c I have a laptop, and if someone steels that laptop, they most likly will take the hard drive with them
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    How much data do you have? How fast is your internet connection? Online backup is a good option but it requires fast upload speed or only small amount of data. I would still get an external as it's easier and faster to access. Keep it at home so the risk of it being stolen is smaller
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    And keep it in a different place in the home, so if someone breaks in and gets the laptop, it's less likely they'll also find the external HD.
     
  4. saladiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

    saladiro

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    wow, I would say about 60G? (with songs, movies, etc...) I am not sure how fast my internet connection is, it's a cable modem from Optimum online, and I pay for the least speed package.

    I guess with the external, I meant that if someone breaks into my apt (i pretty much leave it there, they will most likley grab the HD, and i will be in trouble
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Run SpeedTest

    As said above, just keep it hidden somewhere. At least for me, burglary isn't a big concern. I can get shot on the street and an online backup won't help me. Of course if your neighborhood ain't that safe, then it might be a bigger issue
     

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