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Member Since: Sep 28, 2012
Location: Robesonia, PA
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Mac Specs: MacBook Pro mid-2012 Retina display OS X 10.10.3 2.3 Ghz 8GB memory 256 GB storage

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My mid-2012 MacBook Pro has been backing up to Time Machine since Day1, but I would like to add an external drive to create a clone backup. I am running Parallels 9 for Windows 7 and noted a previous post that stated it would be backed up as the virtual machine is a file, so I hope that question is answered. I am looking for advice on the following:

1. Type of external drive recommended: USB 2.0 powered or AC adaptor powered?
2. Format: Should I be looking for a specific format as I notice that various drives come with various formats and I do not know how to reformat drives.
3. Any brand recommendations?
4. Based on this sticky, I anticipate using SuperDuper. Any issues I should be aware of?
5. What have I not asked that I should have?

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