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external hard drive for time machine back-ups
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jscalt
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Jun 13, 2009, 12:15 PM
 
Hi, all. I know this is an impossible question, but thought I'd go ahead with it anyway. I'm finally installing Leopard on my two iMac G5s (PPC, w/iSight) and my daughter's MBP (summer 2007 model). I want to start backing up via time machine. The MBP will only be backed up periodically, when she's home from school. I'll be using Airport Extreme, so am limited to USB 2.0 drives. Sound is an issue as this is in a bedroom.

I think I've narrowed it down to 1TB editions of:
Western Digital Elements
Western Digital My Book Essential
Seagate FreeAgent Desktop
Lacie Desktop Designed by Neil Poulton (though I would hate to buy a "designed by" drive!)

Thanks!
     
ibook_steve
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Jun 14, 2009, 07:15 PM
 
Assuming the question here is "which one should I get?", it doesn't really matter. Any external USB drive should work fine. Read reviews of the drives, such as those at Newegg, and pick whichever one you want.

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GORDYmac
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Jun 15, 2009, 10:49 AM
 
I bought the Iomega MiniMax 1TB Drive. It has the same dimensions as the AEX and supports USB 2.0.
     
   
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