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

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iLoveMyApple, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2008
    Southern California
    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


    Feb 5, 2010

    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.)
  3. Yamcha macrumors 68000

    Mar 6, 2008
  4. heywoodja macrumors member


    Feb 14, 2005
    Milpitas, Ca USA

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