Choose Ext Hard Drive For Time Machine/Photo's

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Equator, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. Equator macrumors newbie

    Equator

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    Hi, my previous Iomega external drive that i used to back up Time Machine on my iMac has packed in and i need a replacement that would also be suitable to back up my pictures in Photos, something i am yet to do.

    What sort of spec should i look for and what to avoid ?

    Should it have it's own mains power supply or run from my iMac and what difference does that make ?

    My iMac's hard drive is 500gb.

    Apologies if this is a common ? I did try a search but didn't unearth anything.

    Thanks in advance for any responses.
     

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  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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