MBP Hard Drive and Backup Strategy Help

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by evanb, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. evanb macrumors newbie

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    I need some help with a hard drive strategy.

    I have a MBP SR 2.2 with the 120 GB internal. I use leopard, and time machine is working wonderfully. But I need more. The original plan was to spring for Super Duper and two 120 GB portable external drives to do a rotation of clone drives. The idea being keep one at home, keep one at a friend's house, back up once a week and switch drives.

    Here's the hitch: I only about 20 GB free on the MBP drive (do mostly to a media library that keeps increasing). The way I see it I have two good options:

    1) Proceed as planned above with the two external hds and super duper, and transfer some of my lesser played music, pictures and comic books to a third harddrive.; or

    2) Buy an internal HD (maybe 250GB) for the MBP. Then get two 250 portables and do my rotating backup plan. My big concern here is that I will void my Apple Care by replacing the HD.

    I would appreciate any comments or suggestions as to what is the best move here, maybe even a third option. Thanks.
     
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

    basesloaded190

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    im in your boat with my macbook. i have an external but i only have about 30 gig left on my internal. if i were you i would get both an internal and one external. you can partition the internal for tm and do your thing with the other as you please
     
  3. evansb macrumors newbie

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    The big issue that I am having with the internal is the warranty issue. Will putting in a new drive kill the warranty? The research I have done on the issue in these forums seems uncertain.
     
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040

    Neil321

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    Not unless you screw something up
     

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