Hi all, Firstly, many thanks for reading my post. I'm currently waiting for my first ever Mac to arrive (MacBook Pro 15). I posted a topic here before regarding backup solutions, but I see that circumstances have changed with regards to the Time Capsule. It would appear that Apple no longer wish to pursue that route, and so it would seem best to stay clear of that. It just so happens that my Seagate External Hard Drive, which was only six months old, failed a few days ago for no apparent reason. As I work away from home for months at a time, this was very aggravating, and so now I am looking to a solution which will ensure dual backups in future (to avoid any data loss). Can anyone kindly advise me as to what my best option would be, bearing in mind that I'd also like to have a Time Machine Backup in addition to other generic files on this drive (or drives). I assume that this is possible? Many thanks, Kind regards, Jack. --- Post Merged, Dec 18, 2016 --- P.S. Could anyone tell me as to whether there is a certain file format for an external hard drive that a Windows machine could read, but would also allow Time Machine backups and other files (such as video)? Thanks.