External drive to backup up-coming MBP 2016

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hajime, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Hello, I plan to buy an external drive to back up the up-coming MBP 2016. I suspect that the maxed out model could be 1TB or more. What do you think? It also seems that there will be no usb port on the new computer. Shall I still get one with old usb port and buy an adapter?

    I guess if I use TM to back up, 2 or 3TB might be good. If I use CCC or other software to clone the internal drive, the backup drive should be equal or just slightly larger than the internal drive. Am I right?
  2. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2005
    Yes. Something with USBC should do the trick.
  3. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    Future-proof yourself with a fast, slim USB-C/USB 3.1 drive like this Seagate one.
    And yes, you should always go with a larger backup drive than what you currently have inside.

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