Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1
12-23-2010, 08:08 AM
Personally, I would recommend an external drive instead. Then use either SuperDuper! (cheap) or CarbonCopyCloner (free) to create a bootable backup.
Three problems solved in one:
a bootable backup to continue working when the internal drive dies until you have the time to get it replaced
a bootable backup with all your tools to troubleshoot and/or restore the internal drive in case of a faulty update, app install, etc.
16 GB flash drive: $20-$40
500 GB external drive: $60-$70
1 TB external: <$100
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