External HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Boca, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Boca macrumors 6502

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    Any suggestions for an external HD that is cost efficient to use with time machine? I don't have need for a large storage capability. Thanks for any suggestions/advice.
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    I use a Western Digital 1TB external HD and have backups on using Time Machine as well as Caron Copy Cloner (I have about 5 partitions on the HD for different machine backups) and I haven't had any issues yet in the past year or so since I got it.
     
  3. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    As above any western digital is good. To be honest if you aren't worried about speed just get the cheapest with the most GB's you can. Any hard drive will be Mac compatible.
     
  4. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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  5. skottichan macrumors 6502a

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    I had a spare 250GB HDD, and I got an external enclosure for $40 off NewEgg. That's connected to my PS3 now, and I got a 500GB Maxtor OneTouch (USB/FW400) from Staples today for less than $100.

    (To all the people who say FW > ALL, I'm not seeing a speed difference between FW400 and USB, like at all)
     

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