What backup do you use?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Chef55, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. Chef55 macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2008
    I bought an Iomega 500gb external to backup my Time Machine. It lasted approx 6 weeks before dying :(

    Just wondered what reliable options you all use and who's got the longest living one ;):D
  2. bier-meister macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    I have 2 buffalo terastation NAS drives, a 1TB and a 2TB running in Raid 5. The 1 TB is about 2 or 3 year old and the 2 TB is 12 months. Running 24/7, no problems thus far. I was a little sceptical when getting the first one as some of the reviews were not so good but I'm happy with them, do what I need plus I can FTP into them when I'm not at home to access my files.
  3. misterredman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
    I use FreeNAS on an old spare PC and do the backups to it with time machine through wireless since almost a year. Of course I use the FreeNAS for many other things too.
  4. scottydawg macrumors 6502


    Jan 22, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
  5. Chef55 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2008
    Cripes didn't realise how expensive some of these external hd's were :eek:

    Doesn't anyone use something more reasonably priced thats reliable? :confused: Also being in the UK have not heard of some of these brands either.
  6. Catch Them macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2008
    I prefer a DIY approach, just grab an external enclosure and a good sized drive you want (i prefer any of the AAKS drives by WD)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...92 1053807123 1054107131&bop=And&Order=RATING

    the icy dock is slick and perfect, and if you fill up on back up just grab another drive and slap it in and youll be set.

    i have a ICYDOCK + 750 on my router for time machine for 3 different comps and it works well.
  7. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2007
    I use a western digital harddrive to CLONE my harddrive - i don't use TM at the moment but probably would in the future when I have the money to buy a 1TB drive and enclosure.
  8. Queso Suspended

    Mar 4, 2006
    I have a 320GB iomega minimax connected to the iMac and use SuperDuper! for software.

    Also have a LaCie Rugged 320GB for the MBP, which I use with Time Machine. It's better for the laptop because it's Firewire bus powered, so much easier to carry around.

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