Backup options for MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by aajad, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. aajad macrumors member


    Sep 16, 2007
    Contrary to what the very helpful guy in the Apple store told me, Time Machine is not supported with the Airport Extreme. I couldn't get it to work even with AppleCare trying to help. It's obviously faster to backup directly to a connected drive so here's my question: Can someone suggest some good pocket drives to use as a backup? Maybe 80-100GB? Thanks.
  2. kalex macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007
    Western Digital my passport drives are small and pretty good. u can also build your own by getting an enclosure and drive
  3. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    DFW, TX
    ya, the only wireless time machine backup that apple supports is the time capsule ... which is pretty stupid IMO.
    I'm pretty sure its only that way to make you want to buy up.
  4. kalex macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007
    Typical apple logic, release new product instead of upgrading older one
  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Or they don't want to support customer Time Machine issues when it's their Airport Extreme paired with one of 300 different brand/spec/quality external drives that they know nothing about.

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