Best 3rd party external hard drive for Time Machine

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  1. -FlyAuburn- macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    the mercury elite line by OWC is often recommended. so are these drives by LaCie.
     
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