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    G-Drive Time Machine backup on third iMac
    I purchased my third iMac last summer (OS X 10.8.4). For Time Machine I'm still using the same 250GB G-Drive I had used previously for my first and second iMacs. It works fine, but I'm concerned about it's age. Should I replace with a new G-Drive (if so, how large), or is there a better option? Thanks!

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    I would definitely replace it preferably with a drive that's at least as large as your internal iMac drive or larger. Also, most of us recommend two methods of backing up: 1. Time Machine 2. Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper. Time Machine backups are not bootable where as the other two are.

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