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Feb 18, 2013 19:44 |  #1

I don't know if this is the right section but I'm looking for an external hard drive to backup my 13" MacBook Pro. I want something easy where it will do all the work for me.

Any suggestions would be helpful thanks.


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Feb 18, 2013 20:30 |  #2

Check the specs on your MacBook -- does it have USB3.0 and/or Firewire800 ports? If so, make sure you get a drive matching those specs, either one.

Then, well, all my external drives have been Western Digital, they work fine, although external drives tend over time to fail. So my advice is to have one where you can move your image library to, and then another one for backups (I keep mine unplugged when not backing things up).


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If you're backing up your entire drive and not just your photos, regardless which physical drive you buy, "time machine" which comes on your computer is effortless. It will backup the entire drive the first time and then make update backups only what has changed every hour when the machine is connected in the background. I have it set up to automate the backup of 5 different drives to an external 4-bay raid. It really is simple.

If you are wondering about the hardware, I only buy OWC and NewerTech drives. I would go with a G-Drive as well, but I just have such a long standing history with otherworld that it's my go to recommendation and all I buy. http://eshop.macsales.​com/shop/firewire/ (external link)

And I am NOT certain, but I am unsure how time machine works over LAN. You may need a timecapsule (which are crazy overpriced) but you may not.




  
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