USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt external HD?

Started Mar 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
Peter Berglund Regular Member • Posts: 102
Re: USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt external HD?

I recommend the cheapest 4 TB external for TimeMachine, even USB 2.0 will work. Then use TimeMachineEditor to make only one backup per day. My backup happens 2:00 AM. That way I am not interrupted by HD activity when I work.

For your photo backups, get a thunderbird or USB 3 if you need to access the files on that drive. If not get something modular, speed won't matter. I use internal drives that I connect to an adapter. Perfect for offsite backups too, store the drive in another building such as at work.

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