Inexpensive Backup Drive...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Cyroceon, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Cyroceon macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2008
    My situation is as follows: before I got my Mac, I was using a 120GB WD Passport for backup for my girlfriend and I. However, with the Mac, I have to use the WD as a dedicated backup on Time Machine. So basically, I need a cheap, small (no more than 20GB) external backup drive for her iTunes, Documents, Pictures, etc... on her Dell. Any advice? I seriously don't need to go out and spend $100 on a damn 120GB HD when she needs about 7 GB total, and I'm all taken care of. Any advice?
  2. harcosparky macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008

    Buy yourself a WD Passport 320 - they can be had for about $150 on sale.

    Give your GF the smaller one! :D

    That's how I would handle it.

    OR - an 8 Gig Flash Drive for her. ( possible get these for $50 )

    Maybe an 8 Gig CF card?
  3. Cyroceon thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2008
    The 320GB is exactly what I have in my MB. I bought it and took it out of the enclosure. For $50 I can get a lot more space than 8GB. Any other advice?
  4. aross99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2006
    East Lansing, MI
    Can you partition your external drive and use part of it for Time Machine, and part of it for her windows backup?

    How about getting an 8G flash drive if she really only needs 7G of space?

    If you don't want to spend any money, do you have room on your machine to keep a copy of her files on your machine?

    Just a few thoughts...

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