What external hard drive do you recommend for backing up iMac?

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  1. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a

    iLoveMyApple

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    My iMac is slowing down and I wanted to upgrade the RAM and upgrade to Snow Leopard from Tiger. Here are the specs:
    Version 10.4.11
    Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory: 1GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

    I want to back it up before I upgrade to Snow Leopard. What external hard drive do you recommend? The only things that I want to put on it are my pictures from iPhoto and music from iTunes. I have 12GBs of music and 1,109 pictures in iPhoto. Also, how do I go about getting these things onto the external hard drive? Will it mount on the desktop and then I just drag my files into it? Sorry for all the questions. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. SnoFlo macrumors regular

    SnoFlo

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    Hi,

    I use Lacie and G-Tech 1TB backup drives and I've never had a problem with either brand. For your media, yes, you can just drag and drop the files/folders onto the backup drive when it mounts on the desktop (you'll have to format the drive in Disk Utility first, of course.)
     
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