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Old Jul 26th, 2006, 09:47 PM   #1
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Backing up,

OK, I'm ready to backup my (mostly kid's) files. I see it every where and though my confidence in Macs makes me complacent, I have to heed all this great advice i see here.
First, an external hard drive seems to be the best and easy way as far as I can see. I've read it should be a firewire HD. I have a couple of Hard drives from seldom used pc's, These are a couple of years old and connect via a ribbon cable in the MB. Any adapters for this to firewire? What's my best move otherwise?

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Old Jul 26th, 2006, 10:37 PM   #2
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Yep those are just common ATA drives and you can buy Firewire enclosures online easily. Not sure what stores you have in your hometown - but you'd need a 3.5" ATA hard drive enclosure with Firewire ports.
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Old Jul 26th, 2006, 10:58 PM   #3
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Use SuperDuper! Pay the shareware fee and register it. You can clone your Mac to the external drive in a matter of an hour or so, and update the clone in about 10 or 15 minutes, depending on how much has changed. The clone is bootable.

For details, see:

http://www.shirtpocket.com/
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Old Jul 28th, 2006, 09:03 PM   #4
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