External HD Sync

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Hey guys I have a question for you, although it may be kind of stupid. Basically I'm looking for an easier way to transfer stuff from my local HD on my MBP to my external HD (a WD Passport). On my external drive, I have all my school notes, downloaded movies, and iTunes music. For me, these three things are changing and updating everyday. In order to keep everything up to date, what I have been doing is plugging in my external HD, erasing everything off of it, and then re-transfering all of that on to it a couple times a week. I know there has to be an easier way to do this, without having to erase everything and re-do it. I was thinking maybe there is a way to just sync the local drive and external drive, much like an iPod does with iTunes. Any input on this would be greatly appreciated, I'm a total noob when it comes to this. Thanks!:headphone
 
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Thanks for the suggestion cath. I downloaded it and it's copying right now. I just followed the directions it gave me and it seems like it's just creating an exact copy of everything that's on my internal drive. Is that right? What happens next time I run the program?
 
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You can set it to do a "Smart Update," which will copy only those files which changed since the last time you ran a full backup.

Read the documentation. This is a very powerful program!
 

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