Mini Backup Storage with FW800

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Wheaty, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Wheaty macrumors regular

    Wheaty

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    Hello

    Pondering the options for back up drives for my mini (with 120GB drive)

    There seem to be two ways with this

    1) Buy which ever random USB device with say 500GB of space, plug it in and go

    2)Buy snazzy Mini shaped drive / enclosure which sit nicely with the mini.


    So. I obviously prefer option (2). I'm ignoring the time capsule as I'm sure it is very good, I think its over my budget, and I'm not fussed about the wireless stuff (my network is Cat5). So, Iomega Mini Max, or a Lindy Enclosure? But why do neither of these have FW800 :confused: Am I missing something? Should I care? USB works well enough, I just figures FW would make things snappier and keep the mini from being slowed down by USB back up. I know you can get 400-800 cables and adapters, but I really would only need one 6" long if they were stacked.

    Any thoughts? What am I missing. Or should I be a cheap skate and spend £50 on anything USB that will do the job?

    Wheaty

    PS, In the UK, so we dont have quite as many Mac store options (well not that I'm aware of)
     
  2. emptyCup macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

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    I like the mini stacks. You can get them in the UK here. There may be other places as well.
     
  3. Wheaty thread starter macrumors regular

    Wheaty

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    Ahh Now they look More like it. And closer to my budget. Thanks.

    I'm only using 55Gb out of 120 at the moment, so 1TB seems a little silly!

    Does Time machine also back up to Network Storage Devises?
    Just spotted the network box. thinking my other half laptop (PC) can then back up to it as well without my mini being on.

    Choices Choices...
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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  5. emptyCup macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

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    Then this will be a better, and cheaper, fit.
     
  6. Wheaty thread starter macrumors regular

    Wheaty

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    Cheer for the suggestion. It looks just the ticket!
     

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