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After looking up the specifications for your computer I have found that you have the following
As you can see the FireWire port will move much faster for you.
Do you know how much data you have to backup?
Any particular brand of external hard drive? I was thinking of Seagate. Thoughts?
I have had many external drives over the years and I use them to backup many servers. I usually stick with either Seagate or Western Digital
When I go to buy one I will compare the prices versus the size between those two vendors
I have had really good luck with either one of them
If you look on the Apple store they have Western Digital and LaCie
Do you have a particular place you would by buying this and how much are you looking to spend?
I'm looking at Seagate, but the one I want only has USB 3.0, but is backwards compatible to USB 2.0 at the 2.0 speed. I want to spend $100 or less.
Yes even though you have the 2.0 it will work just fine.
Seagate is a good drive
Great, thanks! I suppose that since it is for backup, speed is really not a major factor...
No space is the most important really.
You can always set your backups to go in the middle of the night
You want to make sure you have enough space for the data your going to be backing up
You should be able to look at your hard drive and see how much data you have so you can pick the correct size
I have a 500 GB hard drive and, because it is only $89, I thought I would go ahead and get the 1 TB. Is that a foolish thing to do?
No not at all. You will find that going to 1TB is not that much more money
I dont purchase anything less than 1tb
Okay, thanks for your help!