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So how do we go about getting Topher a backup HDD?
« on: 05/ 15/ 2010, 06:09:13 AM »
Any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: 05/ 15/ 2010, 06:35:44 AM »
HDD?
Care to educate an idiot?

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« Reply #2 on: 05/ 15/ 2010, 07:50:57 AM »
An HDD us a hard drive.  However I'm not sure this is even possible since he uses Mac.  Might be, don't know. I have very little knowledge of Mac.

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« Reply #3 on: 05/ 15/ 2010, 11:27:27 AM »
Macs are definitely compatible with HDDs.  I have a friend who uses one.

You gotta' be careful though, you can't just buy any HDD.  Some brands just aren't reliable.

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« Reply #4 on: 05/ 15/ 2010, 12:00:53 PM »
yeah, Mac's can use any external HDD as long as it uses a USB port i'm pretty sure. My favorites (and what I find most reliable) are Seagate hard drives. I've got a Seagate Freeagent Go and it works pretty well

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« Reply #5 on: 05/ 15/ 2010, 12:02:33 PM »
im using an iomega with my mac havent had any problems with it so far. i dont know if Topher has the lastest incarnation of the mac os but the latest one has a thing called time machine. which means, on my external hdd i partitioned it into two partitions one which only accesses time machine and the other i can put whatever i want on it and accesses it like a normal external. What time machine does is it automatically backsup your stuff whenever you put new stuff on it. Worst explanation probably but i hope you get the idea.

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« Reply #6 on: 05/ 15/ 2010, 06:32:13 PM »
An external backup would be a great idea. Or something like Carbonite's online backup. From what I remember it's not too expensive and it backs up everything. I've never used it personally though.

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« Reply #7 on: 05/ 16/ 2010, 11:18:57 AM »
An external backup would be a great idea. Or something like Carbonite's online backup. From what I remember it's not too expensive and it backs up everything. I've never used it personally though.

actually yeah, an online backup might work a little bit better, but I've never used one so I guess you'd just have to find one that actually works well and doesn't crap out

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« Reply #8 on: 05/ 16/ 2010, 01:37:30 PM »
i think online backup sites are sketch no matter how secure they are, not having the actual data at an IRL arms reach is rather scary. You can always just buy an external inclosure and an internal hdd and put the two together, that way if the hdd in the internal craps out you can just swap it.


and on an unrelated note, how i long for the days where flash and solid state drives are 500+ gb and are cheap as fuck.

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« Reply #9 on: 05/ 16/ 2010, 01:39:40 PM »
It's true that some of the online backups may be sketchy, but it could be a good idea. If something were to get stolen or fire/flood etc. and everything was gone, an external HDD wouldn't help. And I agree with your sentiment about SSD's. God I want one so bad.

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« Reply #10 on: 05/ 16/ 2010, 07:51:50 PM »
Back to the question at hand..
What would be the best to use in terms of work on TJS?

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« Reply #11 on: 05/ 16/ 2010, 08:50:04 PM »
right, right, right. back to business.

I'm thinking a good and reliable external HDD instead of an online. what do you guys think?

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« Reply #12 on: 05/ 16/ 2010, 09:44:19 PM »
This sounds like a great idea. Too bad we missed his birthday.

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« Reply #13 on: 05/ 16/ 2010, 10:45:16 PM »
A photographer that I forgot the name of said that nothing exists unless there's at least 3 copies of it. 1 on the main computer, 1 off the computer like on an external, and 1 off site, as in in the cloud or physically at a relative's or friend's house across the country. That way you back up the backup. I've suggested that topher look into www.dropbox.com for automated backups and the huge storage that google gives you for gmail. Dropbox is pretty much carbonite but free for 2gb.

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« Reply #14 on: 05/ 16/ 2010, 11:25:32 PM »
Agreed with Calpis, though we should work on getting The Toph an external before anything else. I couldn't contribute much, since I don't have much money myself, but I'd still like to contribute something.

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« Reply #15 on: 05/ 17/ 2010, 07:44:17 AM »
Give me until Friday (payday) to contribute.

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« Reply #16 on: 05/ 17/ 2010, 09:44:03 PM »
yeah I don't have a ton but I'd definitely pitch what I can ;)

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« Reply #17 on: 05/ 17/ 2010, 09:46:28 PM »
As will I. Topher you need a donate button! This would make things much easier.

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« Reply #18 on: 05/ 17/ 2010, 09:47:32 PM »
Y'alls crazy. Also, I do have a donate button.

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« Reply #19 on: 05/ 17/ 2010, 09:47:58 PM »
wat where!