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what do you guys use your external hard drives for?


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I use mine for backup only. I run Retrospect to backup the entire system weekly and I also backup any modified files daily.

Just a tip- Run a virus scan before backing up. This way you wont also be backing up the virus that just destroyed your data of which you hope to have on your external.
The only virus to ever do anything to Unix was created in 1988. I think Apple has that built-in to the OS.

I'd use Windows... but I like the Mac OS more.
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The only virus to ever do anything to Unix was created in 1988. I think Apple has that built-in to the OS.
Even for Windows, I would be more worried about hard drive failure than a virus that wipes your hard drive.
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Even for Windows, I would be more worried about hard drive failure than a virus that wipes your hard drive.
Well, thing is that most viruses are created to steal your personal info, they really don't get anything if you don't have anything on your hard drive to steal.

I'd use Windows... but I like the Mac OS more.
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The only virus to ever do anything to Unix was created in 1988. I think Apple has that built-in to the OS.
Read THIS.

They may not be viruses, but the holes are there.


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Wow, I didn't notice how old this thread was, there have been a lot of threads coming back from the dead lately.

i have a 1 TB external drive which i use for video editing
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I use mine to transfer files between my PowerBook/Windows PC and friends' PC's as well. Basically to carry tonnes of media.
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Mine is used for iTunes music, iPhoto Library, all my downloaded software updates, crap like that...
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i use mine for extra storage when ripping dvd's, use it for backups, my aperture vault, movies and logic projects, and storing complete and utterly useless stuff that i think i need
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1 partition as a backup of my internal hdd, 1 for movies, games etc.
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Porn. Obviously.

Well, someone had to admit it...

Oh, and back-ups, iTunes library etc - all the usual

250GB Firewire - fits nicely in my pocket too or laptop case

Where's the right-click button?
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I use my 250Gb Freecom USB2.0 drive for iTunes music and Images. Only filled 22.7Gb so far though. Still got loads to go yet.
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I partitioned 60GB of my LaCie 250GB External solely for backing up my ibook's 60 GB Hard drive (after losing it all recently).
The rest is for convenient access to lots of old photos - although haven't quite figured out how to easily switch between the iPhoto libraries on my internal and external drives.
I just got a new external drive and a new powerbook....will be transferring some files from an ibook to each and I'm wondering why would you partition the hard drive?
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to back up music, and other files. And to store large files that i need, but don't want wasting my internal HD. Or ot keep School file i'm not sure if i will need again
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