need external drive and program help

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Markrad, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. Markrad macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I have a 24" 2009 IMAC with 1TB HD. I use Time Machine but would like a separate external HD to store all my photos and related plugins. My two questions are:

    1. what type of HD is suggested--need 1TB
    2. what software program is easiest to set up for automatic saving of new or altered images

    Thanks for the help.

    Mark
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #2
    I'd say anything from seagate or western digital. If you use Aperture, you can then use vault feature in the application to back up your images.
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

    Macman45

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    Just a heads up on Segates....In addition to the well documented iMac issues last year, Segates continue to cause problems...Promise have stopped using them in the Pegasus range. I had a few bad sectors on one Segate in my R4, but instead of replacing the drive, Promise replaced all four with Hitachis.

    Others have also reported problems with them too...Just a heads up.
     

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