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Any Recommendations for External HD to use with Time Machine?

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Katie \'OConnell Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Jan 2, 2013 9:50 AM

Have been using Time Capsule wireless as my drive for Time Machine back-ups for a couple of years with mixed success. It also serves as a wireless router for internet service between all devices in my household.


Was recently recommended to me to invest in an external firewired hard drive to use for Time Machine so now I'm presented with a dilemma: Which one to choose?


Need 3 Terabytes and I'm looking at the Iomega Mac Companion (3TB) but see that Apple has discontinued selling it from its store and there's an issue with using USB and FW simultaneously.


Looking for feedback from anyone whose used this device and/or recommendations on another 3TB drive to purchase.


Thanks in advance.

Mac Pro Xeon 64-bit Workstation, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3


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