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    Jonzjob's Avatar
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    Mar 30, 2010
    Ex Nr Carcassonne S France. Now NW Wiltshire England
    Mid 2010 MBP 13, 8 gig mem, 2 int disks 500gig SSD, 1Tb SSHD . 2010 iMac, 8 gig, 2 Tb SSHD
    External HDD for backups?
    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??
    Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else.
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    mdfuller's Avatar
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    Nov 01, 2007
    15-inch MacBook Pro
    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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    Jul 14, 2008
    iMac 2.66 GHz 20", iPad Mini2 32GB, iPhone6 64GB, Watch Sport 42mm Black, iPad Air 2 128GB
    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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    May 17, 2011
    Southampton UK
    27" iMac, Mac Pro, 17" MacBook Pro, iPad1&2
    I have 4Tb's of Lacie quads now and love them. After losing work before on cheaper brands I will never go back to them.

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