External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JimmyDThing, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. JimmyDThing macrumors regular

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    I'm planning on taking advantage of the Time Machine when Leopard comes out. I'm going to have to partition the hard drive and set aside some HFS+ formatted space solely for the TM...

    My question is... how much? I haven't yet bought the external drive because I'm going to get the AirPort, so I want to use the USB 2.0 port feature so I can put my media on it and be accessible by both Mac and PC.

    How big an external drive do you think I should get? I was thinking 500.. It'll be some movies (but not an unreasonable amount... but mostly music, pictures, etc). And how much of the hard drive do you think I should set aside for the TM?
     
  2. mrjaja macrumors newbie

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    I'm thinking of doing that as well, having one partition for Time Machine and one for files like movies files for video editing and so on.

    I think it would vary on your computer's hard drive capacity. My First Mac say that an external hard drive should be 150% bigger than your computer's built in hard drive.

    I'm hoping to get a MacBook soon with a 160GB hard drive, so I'm liking the look of this 400GB Freecom Hard Drive for £80 on Amazon.co.uk.

    Hope that helps :)
     
  3. JimmyDThing thread starter macrumors regular

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    It definitely does help, thanks.

    If you're looking for 400GB... you can get Western Digital My Books for the equivalent of about £65... and you can get a 500GB for like less than £5 more on zipzoomfly.com

    But I don't know if they ship outside US... or if you're attached to the Freecom name... but figured I'd say something in case you wanted to lower the price.

    Thanks again! :)
     

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