Mac-accessory Roundup: Wi-Fi webcams, aluminum stands, USB 3 updates, and more
Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:22 AM
Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:38 AM
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:40 PM
I think it's safe to assume so.
Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:02 PM
I like the concept of Just Mobile's AluRack, but it clearly blocks the vents of any MacBook Pro. In the case they've solved this issue, I don't think they've done a good job dispelling the assumption. I can find no mention of the topic after a quick Google search, and I won't buy it until I have it in writing or see it in an Apple Store.
Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:41 AM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:46 AM
There are several programs that are decent back up utilities ranging from the likes of Retrospect to Carbon Copy Clone and in between those the likes of SuperDuper (don't let the name put you off).
It is really a good practice to do entire drive copies from time to time. I had a striped set of drives that failed due to one drive breaking down. I was up and running again within the time it took to reboot to the back up external drive.
I would suggest you look at Carbon Copy Clone and SuperDuper as they are pretty straight forward programs and minimal learning curve.
Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:48 AM
For either, Is there a conflict if Time machine is running? Or with either do you not even need Time machine? And for best backup hard drive, less than 1 terabyte, your vote is...?
Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:40 AM
I've had these two drives running flawlessly for a year or more:
Seagate FreeAgent Pro, 750 GB, Firewire 400 Mbps
Seagate GoFlex, 2 TB, USB 2.0 - I have this one attached to my AirPort Extreme Base Station as a shared drive on WiFi with 2 x 1 TB partions
Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:33 AM
Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:08 AM
Most back up software work well with Time Machine.
As mentioned, there are a couple of popular modes - full and incremental. Full is total volume and incremental is based on one full backup then after that, all changes since then. Of the latter, some software allows for some options that include overwritten files, files that exist on the previous backup but not the drive being backed up and what to do and so forth. It is not complicated but simply options.
Just an opinion - if you worry about the impact of new software on your computer, do a backup before adding the software. I am sure there are ways with TimeMachine to get a similar safeguard in place (though I don't use TimeMachine).
Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:57 AM