Bought new imac' best backup drive?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ifman, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. ifman macrumors member

    ifman

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    i recently bought a new iMac.... and I'm new to macs too. I have a PC desktop, PC laptop, two iPads, iphone, and now a new iMac. OK, I like computers.

    My question is....what backup drive should I get? I currently have an older 2TB Seagate drive (formatted NTFS) that I've used for the PC side, but what should I do for the Apple side? Any recommendations on brands? Should I go NAS and can I backup both PC and Mac to one drive, thus eliminating the older PC drive....or should I keep the two separate? I don't have anything on the Mac yet.....but I have the 2TB drive in it. Would a 4 TB NAS work for everything? I don't want to spend a fortune....what is a good normal setup?
     
  2. macmee Suspended

    macmee

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    cyber monday and black friday will probably have pretty good deals on usb 3.0 externals I'd imagine
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Fishrrman

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    You need a 2tb USB3 external drive, and CarbonCopyCloner.

    Format the drive HFS+ and then run CCC.

    You'll see what to do next.
     

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