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    External Hard Drives.... what size?
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    External Hard Drives.... what size?
    If i have a 250 GB hard drive macBook, what size extenal HD should i buy as a backup drive? I'm not into much hardcore photo or video editing... yet. for the most part though i just want to back up my music and photos. so what size drive should i get?

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    External Hard Drives.... what size?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmxxx View Post
    what size extenal HD should i buy as a backup drive?
    Value for money - 500 Gb, and buy firewire/USB combo.

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    External Hard Drives.... what size?
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    500 Gb sounds about right. Get a disk large enough to hold at least two full backups. I do this. I make a new backup and THEN I delete the oldest one. That way, even if the new backup fails for some reason, I still have the older one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac57 View Post
    500 Gb sounds about right. Get a disk large enough to hold at least two full backups. I do this. I make a new backup and THEN I delete the oldest one. That way, even if the new backup fails for some reason, I still have the older one.
    nice idea

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    External Hard Drives.... what size?

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    500GB would be the minimum that I'd purchase.. If you're anywhere near a Fry's they have a sale going with 500GB external for $89.
    -13.3 Macbook Pro Retina / 64GB iP5 / 16GB iPad Mini

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    External Hard Drives.... what size?

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    i got a 500 gb lacie d2 quadra it's called. bought it at the apple store and its working great, I've got it hooked up to firewire, took about 45 minutes tops to do 38 gb backup.

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