How to set up a safe and reliable external SSD - Samsung SSD T1

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by atticmike, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. atticmike macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2008
    Howdy fellas,

    I want to set up a reliable and safe external SSD hard drive to backup my most valuable / important files for long time future access:
    1. Which is the most reliable file system?
    2. Should I use the exFat and pre-composed system of my Samsung Portable SSD T1?
    3. Is encryption future-proof or will it cause hiccups / compatibility issues in the future / worsen the reliability of my storage?
    Thanks in advance.

  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    I'd initialize the external as a Mac drive (HFS+).

    Then I'd use either CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper to clone what you want to keep over to it.

    Not sure about SD, but with CCC you can select/DEselect the files/folders you want to be copied...
  3. thedeske macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2013
    I'd leave the encryption off unless there's some specific reason you think it's important.
    Mixed reviews on the Samsung Deamon extension. Some report you need this first and can reformat.
    Until there's clear service for HFS on Macs, I'd leave it alone.

    A friend bought one for a Tour photo backup and just loves it.
  4. atticmike thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2008
    thanks guys, that's really helpful, most appreciated :)

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