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  1. #1

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    Aug 24, 2010
    Mac Pro backup configuration
    Hi folks.

    I have a Mac Pro 3,1 8-core. I boot from the following drive...

    Samsung Spinpoint 1TB 7200RPM 32MB Cache

    I recently bought this drive to use as an internal backup drive...

    Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 5400RPM 32MB Cache

    My question should I set up this 2TB drive as a backup? I know the various RAID settings are good for different applications...but I'm just looking for a standard backup system that is reliable. Doesn't need to be super fast (that's why I got the 5400RPM). Any advice is welcome! Thanks!

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Aug 24, 2010
    Should this be in "Other hardware"???

    Maybe I need to be more specific...

    Which is best for my needs, FAT32, Journaled, RAID 0, other? This is just a back up drive. I just want to routinely back up my files.

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    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    If it's just a backup drive and that's all you're going to use it for, format as HFS+ Journaled. That allows you to use Time Machine, SuperDuper, and Carbon Copy Cloner for backups and\or cloning.

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    Member Since
    Aug 24, 2010
    Thanks chscag. Going to install tonight!

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    Suggest purchasing SuperDuper as it is much, much quicker than the free version and you can maintain it weekly using Smart Update which only takes a few minutes. Well worth the few dollars.

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