1. Great! I kind of hate the “for Mac” branding, as the difference between formatted for Windows and for OS X is literally “pick a drive and format it for free in Disc Utility”, but cheerio 🙂

    You might want to check out backblaze, too. Five bucks a month and you can back up any computer to your heart’s content.


  2. BobbieZen Having a local disk backup is a great first step, and I’m so glad you got your photos back!

    I strongly recommend that you also pop for a premium Dropbox account (1TB, ~$100/year) and keep a secondary backup of your most precious stuff there. iCloud would be another option, but Dropbox is the better value.

    You local disk will keep you protected from system crashes, etc., but not from fire, theft, a virus that infects your backups, etc.

    If you just want to try it out, they offer a free 1GB account.


  3. I do the same, Zac Lowing  and keep the second drive at work. I lean more and more on cloud services simply for the convenience, but even that approach has its risks (e.g., a cryptovirus infecting that share…).

    Backups are a lot like cleaning the toilets. Nobody wants to do it, but if you don’t, you’ll be sorry.


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