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I have A Mac and i been use a Maxtor One Touch 160 GB but it's almost full aand the computer disconet or the disconet inself what I do or which it's the best replacement for back up?


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Initial post: Feb 2, 2011 9:50:31 AM PST
I had a Mac with a Maxtor One Touch for back up and it's almost full and the Maxtor disconect inself or my Mac diconnect the Maxtor so i can back up the files, the Time Machine ask where to file the back up. Ok which periphearls you suggest to replace the Maxtor or it's any cure ???

Posted on Apr 10, 2011 4:59:42 PM PDT
aikanae says:
I replace my external hard drives yearly and have one for just back up. All hard drives will fail at some point, usually without any warning. Picking out an external drive depends on your use - desktop or portable.

Posted on Mar 26, 2012 9:49:28 AM PDT
Zetau says:
I'm chiming in here a little late, but you really never want to fill a drive - it should have at least 10-20% free space. If you want to keep all the backups you have on you Maxtor, then you just need to buy another drive, go into the preference panel and select it as a new back-up drive. Time Machine will continue the backups on the new drive. I believe you would still want to keep the old drive connected, otherwise Time Machine will begin a whole new back-up, which will be duplicating what you already have on the old BU. I think.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2012 12:12:54 PM PDT
Kort says:
>>...otherwise Time Machine will begin a whole new back-up, which will be duplicating what you already have on the old BU. I think.<<

If it is a new and larger drive, isn't that possibly the better option. Use older Maxtor as a SuperDuper! backup drive Angel once you are sure all of the data is safe on the new one.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2012 4:16:59 PM PDT
Zetau says:
You can run all sorts of back-up regimens, but the important thing is to have backups, better yet duplicate back-ups, and even better yet that one is kept in a safe deposit box, or other safe place. I read once that 90% of all businesses that crashed and lost their data were out-of-business within 3 years.
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