External or Internal

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by darbsrewop, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. darbsrewop macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2006
    I've got an Imac Intel Core 2 duo, got a question. I need some feedback on data organization and I'm about to install leopard

    Right now my data (Music, Video, Documents, Pictures) are on a 300 GB external firewire drive. My iMac has a 250 GB internal hard drive. Would it be best to move all my data (Music, Video, Documents, Pictures) to the internal hard drive and use time machine to back up to the external?

    Thanks for your help.
  2. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2007
    Yes. Unless you have a second external drive and you want to be your own backup device. External enclosures are arguably less safe (data-wise) than internal drives just because they are more exposed, are more cheaply built, etc.

    Either way, if the data exists on only one drive, you are running the risk of drive failure and complete loss.

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