Bought new imac' best backup drive?

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

  1. ifman macrumors member


    Mar 30, 2011
    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


    Dec 13, 2008
    cyber monday and black friday will probably have pretty good deals on usb 3.0 externals I'd imagine
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    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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