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Hi Guys,

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I am new to macs and purchased an imac about 6 months ago and have just used it for surfing the web.

I have put my family album onto this in iphoto what external cd/dvd/drive should i store this on for safety and i also want to be able to transfer on my laptop which is on windows 7.

What are the advantages and disadvantges of the options available.

Thanks for all your help.
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Do you mean what type of external hard drive(not cd/dvd drive) should you store your photos on for safe keeping??

Also, do you mean you want to have those same photos on your windows 7 laptop as well as your iMac?

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You can "share" files between your laptop and mac. You need to set it up though, here is how you can do that:Mac 101: File sharing
Its actually really easy to do. Just go to system preferences<internet and network<sharing and then follow the instructions to setup file sharing from your PC and mac.
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In terms of an external hard drive, I prefer Iomega because of their reliability. Here is a link to a 1TB drive for 80 bucks, it's pretty good deal: Iomega 34836 eGo Desktop External Hard Drive - 1TB, USB 2.0 at TigerDirect.com

Not only could you store your photos on here, but you could use this as a Time Machine backup as well for your mac.

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In terms of an external hard drive, I prefer Iomega because of their reliability. Here is a link to a 1TB drive for 80 bucks, it's pretty good deal: Iomega 34836 eGo Desktop External Hard Drive - 1TB, USB 2.0 at TigerDirect.com

Not only could you store your photos on here, but you could use this as a Time Machine backup as well for your mac.
I guess external hard drive is the best option, i just wondered if i could access it from my mac and also my windows 7, thanks for your help i will see if the external hard drive is avalable in the UK sounds like good value for money.
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You can "share" files between your laptop and mac. You need to set it up though, here is how you can do that:Mac 101: File sharing
Its actually really easy to do. Just go to system preferences<internet and network<sharing and then follow the instructions to setup file sharing from your PC and mac.
Good Luck!
Thanks, this machine just has so many capabilities that i just have not got time to find out about, i am going to try that out later today if i get a chance i will let you know how i get on.
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