Finding an External Hard Drive for Time Machine

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mackslc, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. mackslc macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2011
    Hey guys, I recently upgraded my MacBook's memory to 500GB, which means it's time for a new external for Time Machine backup. My only requirements are that it's something reliable that I'll be able to use for this computer as well as my next (since I may be getting a new one within the next two years). I know things get tough transferring data between hard drives (experiencing that now trying to load some of my old stuff onto my new drive), so if there's any type in particular that works best for transferring, please let me know.

    I'm looking at 1TB Western Digital models right now, trying to keep the price range around $100 if possible, but I wouldn't mind spending a little more if it means not having to worry about buying a new one for a few more years. Thanks in advance for the help.
  2. TheGdog macrumors 6502


    Sep 4, 2010
    North Carolina, USA
    I am a big fan of OWC ( drives, they have great drives and support. Just ordered an SSD from them, can't wait. I own a Mercury on the go pro drive and its great. I have been heavily using it for over a year now!

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