iMac external storage recommendations

Sturgeon boy

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Sep 28, 2013
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Can anyone recommend me an external hard drive to go with my late 2013 iMac I've got a 3tb airport time capsule as well as 3tb fusion drive but want to back up an old but full usb 2 500gb hard drive or won't I need a new one
Cheers
 

Altemose

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Can anyone recommend me an external hard drive to go with my late 2013 iMac I've got a 3tb airport time capsule as well as 3tb fusion drive but want to back up an old but full usb 2 500gb hard drive or won't I need a new one
Cheers
I am not sure what you are saying exactly. You want to backup your external hard drive that is plugged into your iMac via USB? If so it should be included in Time Machine backups to the Time Capsule.
 

Sturgeon boy

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dundee
i have an old usb 2.0 500gb hard drive that's now full id like the information stored on something newer whether that's on my imac or the time capsule or do i need a newer external hard drive was what i was asking the old external hard drive only gets plugged in when i need to back things up music pictures etc hope this clears that up
 

Weaselboy

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i have an old usb 2.0 500gb hard drive that's now full id like the information stored on something newer whether that's on my imac or the time capsule or do i need a newer external hard drive was what i was asking the old external hard drive only gets plugged in when i need to back things up music pictures etc hope this clears that up
This WD My Passport is cheap and works well. Just get whatever size you want.

When you get the drive just attach it and use Disk Utility to erase the whole drive to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format.