Best external drive to back up macbook pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Soulweaponry, May 2, 2012.

  1. Soulweaponry macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2010
    One thats not apple time capsule. I'm looking for one 1-2 tb and it has to be reliable. After reading reviews, reliability seems like a bit of a crapshoot. Sometimes these external drives work, sometimes they just fail. I've looked at western digital and seagate and reliability seems wishy washy with both. Some good, some bad.

    Is there a cheapish one (not $300) that is wireless or i could connect to my wireless router and do backups wirelessly? These bad reviews worry me so much i'm almost thinking about getting another 'nother hard drive to do redundant backups. Man i'm paranoid.
  2. SDAVE macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2007
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    No platter-based hard drive is more reliable than any other. Buy the one with the best warranty that fits your budget and price range, or buy an SSD.

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