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What might be the best external back up for a Mac running 10

by macfruit / May 11, 2013 6:34 AM PDT

I've just updated our operating system to 10.8.3 and my Western Digital external back up won't either back up or connect with computer. I've tried it with my wife's Mac but that won't work either. I've had an expert from Apple 2nd tier, helping me and it seems to be the WDigital that is the problem it won't connect with any computer and so I must get another RELIABLE external back up. Would be grateful for any help - are there any better makes than Western Digital (WD)?

Many thanks to anyone who can respond to this.

Best wishes, macfruit.

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You did ask for best.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 11, 2013 9:28 AM PDT
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If the "Best" is just too much for you,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 11, 2013 10:33 AM PDT

get yourself a couple of Terrabytes in the form of a Seagate external USB hard drive.

Hook it up and tell Time Machine to do its thing.

I suspect that if you Attack that WD with Disk Utility and initialize it as Mac OS X (Extended), you will be back in business with it.


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