Backup Advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Grasbak, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. Grasbak macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2006
    So I am an average consumer who stores all photos/music/homevids/contacts etc on my 250gb hard drive. Recently i noticed when working with video the drive can get pretty full.

    I have made some backups of photos on CD but would rather get an external harddrive to store backups of all the above and give some extra space for working with video.

    Do I just get an external hard drive (firewire) and hook it up and copy stuff across to backup? Obviously when lepoard comes along time machine will do the work for me. I read poeple talking about the various RAID setups - do I need to use one of these or is that really for pro users?
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Yes, copying across will create a backup, though software like superduper may help, RAID isn't really what you are looking for TBH like you say is really for professionals.

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