Thread: External HDD for backups?
05-17-2011, 05:51 PM #1External 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??
05-17-2011, 06:08 PM #2
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).
05-17-2011, 06:52 PM #3
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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
05-17-2011, 08:27 PM #4
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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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