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URgent: Best back up system for Mac? Nas/Raid/Drobo?


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Hi there

Due to reasons I won't bore you with I really need to get a decent back up system on the go!

I wish to buy today/this weekend, so I'm turning to my fellow Mac Forum users for help!

What is the best back up system for Mac?

NAS.... Raid (which?)... Drobo? Something else entirely?

I can get my hands on a 4bay drobo at a pretty good price... I also use one at work... would this be the wway to go?

All ideas, tips, links, hints, suggestions and plans welcome! :-)

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Before you jump onto technology, have a read at the backup sticky in the Switcher Hangout section and have a look at this thread as well.

Backups, Backups, Backups.

Then make up your mind .... Technology is the last thing to think about.

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Thanks guys! V helpful!

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