Adding external HD/backup/storage
by WillyGo - 7/16/12 10:43 AM
I have a new Seagate Backup Plus 3TB ("For PC and Mac") that I want to connect to my MacBook (2.4GHz Intel Core 2 duo; OS10.6.8). I would like to use it for regular backup, photos (many lge RAW files), music (not a lge collection but growing); storage of pdf and wp files use for several ongoing research projects; and storage of movie projects (not many but could expand). I partitioned my last 160 GB HD for backup and storage but later found that I hadn't allowed enough space for the backup. I'd like to avoid that this time. I also have a pile of thumb drives with content that I would like to get organized.
I would appreciate suggestions regarding formatting and partitioning as well as about backup software. (In the past I used Backup w/ iDisk. Is Time Machine the best option?) It is highly unlikely that I would ever need to connect to a PC.