Recommended external drive for Time Machine?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by macaddict23, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. macaddict23 macrumors 6502

    macaddict23

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    Budget :$300

    Looking for: 500GB +

    Current machine: Dual-Core 2GHz PowerMac G5

    Right now, I'm eyeing Apple's Time Capsule.
     
  2. macaddict23 thread starter macrumors 6502

    macaddict23

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    By the way, I currently have a Lacie Porsche 160GB external that I used to back up my files before upgrading to 10.5. If I opt to use this drive for Time Machine, do I have to wipe out the files first? I'm thinking this 160GB drive might be enough since my G5 has a stock 160GB, with 9.35GB remaining.
     
  3. impierced macrumors 6502

    impierced

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    Western Digital My Book 500GB for $159.00

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8475063&st=my+book&type=product&id=1185271084002


    The 1TB version will run you a little shy of $300.

    Time Capsule is a really nice option. There are pros and cons, but to me having my computer backed up wirelessly without connecting anything would nullify the drawbacks.
     
  4. Morod macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    G-Tech Quad Drive, 500 GB, looks good, no fan so it's extremely quiet, 3 year warranty, and formatted for OS X. Has USB, f/w 400 and 800 and e-SATA connections. $275.00 at Amazon. What more could you want?
    Morod
     
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

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    I have a Seagate Freeagent Pro and it's really good. The linked drive is a 500 GB with usb/FW400/eSATA for $155, but you can get different sizes and connection options as best suit your needs.

    The GTech drives are really nice, but very expensive from a $/GB standpoint as compared to a WD my book or a freeagent pro.
     

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