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Which backup drive would you recommend?

Thursday, May 27, 2010 / Backups, Storage

I’m shopping for a back-up device for my iMac Core Duo. I understand the faster transfer speeds of firewire and would prefer this type.

The size of my backup is really small; Sibelius music notation files and corresponding PDF files for the instruments. In the last 9 months, I’ve only generated 3.74 GB of material, so a smaller (250GB or even 500GB) is perfect. I don’t want to pay too much for this and have been checking various drives on Amazon, etc.

They all seem to have their pros and cons; LaCie, Western Digital, Seagate, Vebatim, etc. Do you have one you’d recommend?

You’ve helped me in the past, and I hope you can do it again. Thanks in advance…
- Bo

LaCie 1TB Hard Drive

LaCie 1TB Hard Drive

In general I will just end up getting a basic 1TB Lacie drive for my backup drives. I have one of these set as a TimeMachine Backup drive and another for making whole system clones of my computer that I keep off site.

But if you just want to backup small Data files that will total under 8GB per year, look at a LaCie USB itsakey drive.

This will store a years worth of your data and you can easily take it with you.

- Jacob

One Response to “Which backup drive would you recommend?”

  1. Game Copy Wizard

    I brought my backup drive years ago from, it powers itself via the usb, no external power supply etc, which i think is really handy. The model of my drive is the Toshiba HDDR250. I’d recommend it.


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