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  1. Heather Koch

    Heather Koch No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hello all!

    So, I think my Mac might be taking a turn for the worst, currently having issues with backing it up... Therefore I am here for some help.

    It seems every time Apple releases a new product, their new update corrupts their old products to force buyers to purchase a new device... Or maybe I'm just an angry apple user... IDK

    SO, my question for you all is; would do you recommend for editing, storage, speed, etc. IN a a laptop. Do I need more storage on my internal hard drive, or will I be okay buying several external hard drives for more space? Apple doesn't sell laptops with over 516gb of storage, I currently have a 1TB hard drive on my custom Macbook Pro. Should I buy another Apple? Please help, all responses are appreciated! I need all the information you guys may have knowledge on.

    Thanks so much!
     
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    Because I've had my Mac crash on me (twice), I don't keep anything on either my iMac or MacBookAir. Storage is so cheap nowadays, I have tons of portable hard drives and I back-up all my photos in triplicate.
     
  3. Heather Koch

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    So, you use the iMac to edit and air for? What hard drives do you use? Do you back up weekly?
     
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    I use the iMac to edit photos. Have more than dozen different brand hard drives (around 6Tb total -- I've been shooting for a very long time), most of which I get at Costco. The MacBookAir I use mostly for email and surfing; I don't bother editing on it -- I prefer the 27-inch monitor.
     
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    And I back up pictures whenever I edit. I back up documents whenever I make changes or add.
     
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  6. Heather Koch

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    I'm thinking about getting the new/old (not newest) macbook pro with retina, the 128gb and just get some external hard drives. I wonder if that will be good for me or not... Thanks for your input!!
     
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    Apple is very limiting as to what will and won't run on it. There is a lot more support and software for the Windows OS than for any Mac OS.
    I like more rather than less so I go with windows based systems. If you decide you loved Mac more, you can install Mac OS on a windows based machine just fine and boot into either one you want to for different things.
    I also dislike store bought systems and since my husband showed me how easy it is to build a computer now with automated parts pickers online to find what will work and what won't, I don't see any reason to limit yourself to what someone else thinks you want.
    pcpartpicker.com
     
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  8. Heather Koch

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    Yeah, I had my current mac pro built for me. Obviously didn't go so well as its been having problems 6 months after purchase...

    Thank you for your opinion, very helpful!
     
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    If your problem is just in back ups, make sure the drive you back up to is larger than the drive you are backing up.
     
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    Yes, I have 1TB on my internal and 2TB on external.
     
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    But the empty space needs to be enough, if it's a 2tb ssd but only has 200gb free space it will cause a problem.
     
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    I currently have 560gb used on my 1TB, so that should be plenty right?
     

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