Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by SirStrumalot, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. SirStrumalot macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, could I get some recommendations for external drives? I'm looking for something I can use with Time Machine, but is reasonably affordable.

    Any help appreciated! :D
     
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  3. SirStrumalot thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Fair enough, thought I also wanted to get an idea of what people were currently using.

    Quick question though, would something like this work with Time Machine as long as I formatted it to HFS?
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It would indeed. Actually that's a great drive for TM, because it's cheap due to being USB only, and you don't need high speed for TM backups.
     
  5. SirStrumalot thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep that was exactly what I was thinking, but just wanted to make sure. Thanks!
     
  6. gorjan macrumors 6502

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    I agree! That's a great drive for TM! Simple and fast enough for backups!
     
  7. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    I use that exact drive for my photos/videos. It does the job- very quiet, quite small and USB is fine for that. I have an even older drive (500GB) that I use for TM and that is fine as well.

    Unless you want some amazing 50TB, NAS, RAID 142 thing that drive will do nicely.
     
  8. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I use a 1.5 Tb version of that same drive for Time Machine, and it works flawlessly.
     
  9. SirStrumalot thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reassurance guys. Will pick that up!
     
  10. SirStrumalot thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Quick note for anyone else who happens to click that link or purchase the drive from Amazon; it appears that both the 1TB and the 1.5TB cost the same. Fyi 'cus I almost purchased the 1TB without checking the prices of the others
     

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