Best 3rd party external hard drive for Time Machine

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by -FlyAuburn-, May 5, 2011.

  1. -FlyAuburn- macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2010
    I'm sure this has been asked before but I need current info on current products. What are some good Time Capsule alternatives?

    I have a 27" iMac with a 2TB hard drive and currently have no external backup/storage solution. I think the Time Capsule is overpriced and I don't need its wireless base station functionality. I just want to be able to back everything up neatly and efficiently to a 2TB external drive that is compatible with Time Machine.

    Anybody know a model # or brand name that I should go with that you've either heard good things about or had personal experience with?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Brand does not matter. Buy the drive with the best warranty that fits your budget. No platter-based drive is better than any other.
  3. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

    Jolly Giant

    Sep 15, 2010
    Hamburg, Germany
    the mercury elite line by OWC is often recommended. so are these drives by LaCie.
  4. -FlyAuburn- thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2010
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas

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