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External HDD for backups?

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I am trying to decide what new external HDD to get for the backups for my Macbook running OS X 10.6.

I have been looking at the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1 Tb jobbie, but am not sure if it will operate with the Mac "Time machine" or "Carbon Copy Cloner" programmes. It has it's own built in backup programme and I wondered what the situation will be if I try using either of the above on it?

Seagate seem to have a good reputation? Any ideas??

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I use a FreeAgent. It will work fine. You might have to format it, but then you are good to go. I would recommend formatting it anyway if you are using it with TM (I am guessing you won't have a choice).
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I use Western Digital Passport 1TB drives. I have one for Time Machine and two for use with SuperDuper!

Both the drives and SuperDuper! are excellent
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