What backup drive for my new imac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Bemidjiboy, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Bemidjiboy macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2013
    Hey gang,

    Just ordered a new, 27" Fusion. I decided not to go with the Time Capsule, but with Airport Extreme instead. Two large functions in one package makes me nervous... So, I'll need a Thunderbolt backup drive now. My computer will have 1TB and I'll be doing some home video and stuff, but don't expect to max it out. What advice do you have for a backup (Time Machine) drive to go along with it? Thanks!
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    For a simple backup drive, a USB 3.0 drive will be sufficient enough and much cheaper than a TB HDD.

    As for what HDD, look at WD or Seagate or WD for good drives.

    As for backing up, depending on the worth of your data:
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  3. phoenixsan macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2012
  4. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    If you have or plan to have more than one computer, you might consider a NAS for backup and central storage. If you only need a single computer, get 2 backup drives and cycle them for offsite backup if you have anything worth preserving. You wouldn't want to lose both the computer and only backup to a fire or theft.

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