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babyt 02-16-2010 09:33 PM

backing up and restoring
 
this week. sometime. i will be getting my first ever macbook :-D
i have never, EVER backed up any computer and im quite a noob at it.
so if anyone wants to tell me what i need, how to do it, in very simple laymens terms thanks :-)
perhaps even tell me what external harddrive i can get, for [hopefully] under 100$
thank you guys :-D

cwa107 02-16-2010 09:54 PM

You'll just need an external hard disk. The larger the better, but you should be able to get a decent sized one for less than $100 (I would guess around 320-500GB depending on where you shop).

Then, plug it into your Mac, turn on Time Machine and you're good to go. Time Machine does the rest.

babyt 02-16-2010 10:22 PM

external hard drive disk..?
what is that?

cwa107 02-16-2010 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by babyt (Post 1001807)
external hard drive disk..?
what is that?

It's a hard drive, like the one inside your computer, except that it's in a little box that connects to your computer via USB (you can also get a Firewire version for speedier backups).

Examples:

external hard drive - Google Search

babyt 02-16-2010 10:29 PM

well i know what an external hard drive is, but i got thrown off by the external hard disk ;-)
thanks for the help btw :)


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