Backup for my New 27 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Gerbilly, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. Gerbilly macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2013
    Hamilton, Scotland
    I would appreciate some advice

    Just bought my 27 inch iMac with 3tb Fusion Drive to replace my old 2007 24 inch I Mac. I have a 2TB seagate Hard Drive but need a new 3TB HD for time machine.
    Could you advice on a suitable HD, i was considering the WD My Cloud drive but I have heard some bad reviews of this.

  2. elithrar macrumors 6502


    May 31, 2007
    You don't need anything fancy.

    A plain WD Elements USB 3.0 or Seagate Expansion will do.

    I'd also suggest using something like Backblaze ($5/m cloud backups) to cover you in the event your house burns down and/or HDD is stolen alongside your iMac.
  3. AaronM5670, Nov 3, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2013

    AaronM5670 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2012
    I just took the old HDD out of my broken 7-year-old HP laptop and bought an external USB 3 enclosure off of Amazon for £5 and boom - a cheap, reliable and pretty fast HDD for Time Machine and other backups!


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