External HD for backups...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by falcoboy7, May 17, 2005.

  1. falcoboy7 macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2004
    I have actually never backed up my files before so I am kind of new to this. Do I buy an external hardrive and hook it up via firewire and copy everything? I'd appreciate it if you could recommend a certain model and some suggestions would be nice.
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    An external drive is the way a lot of people go, including myself. Almost any USB2 or Firewire unit will work, and there are plenty of postings from people asking for recommendations - LaCie and Maxtor are worth checking out. Alternatively you could buy an empty external enclosure and a hard disk and put it together yourself in about 5 minutes.

    As for doing the backup itself, I use Chronosync to do it automatically. A lot of people use CarbonCopyCloner and SuperDuper. There are plenty of choices, it's a matter of personal preference.

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