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Forum: General 10-27-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,672
Posted By Paint Guy
Dave, Thank you for your patience and wise...

Dave,

Thank you for your patience and wise counsel. I now feel I know enough to be able to give this a go. Wish me luck. :)

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Forum: General 10-27-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,672
Posted By Paint Guy
Ok, thanks Dave. OK, I know I have asked too many...

Ok, thanks Dave. OK, I know I have asked too many questions already so I will stop soon. Just a few more so I get this right and don't screw it up. Thanks.

Q1 - Is reformatting a hard drive hard...
Forum: General 10-25-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,672
Posted By Paint Guy
Thanks Dave. Instead of partitioning my 2 TB...

Thanks Dave.

Instead of partitioning my 2 TB drives I have decided to return my 2 TB drives for (2) 1 TB drives. I will back up my OS and Applications onto a 300 GB drive and use the 1 TB Drives...
Forum: General 10-21-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,672
Posted By Paint Guy
Question 1 If the 2TB Drive has 2 partitions....

Question 1
If the 2TB Drive has 2 partitions. one named "Mac HD Backup" and the other named "Artwork Backup" then don't I just choose the one I wan to back up to and use "Smart Update"? For example...
Forum: General 10-20-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,672
Posted By Paint Guy
Thanks, What do you mean by? "If you want to...

Thanks, What do you mean by? "If you want to store other items on the drive you'll want another partition". Please explain.

The "Mac HD Backup" partition would include the OS and all applications....
Forum: General 10-20-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,672
Posted By Paint Guy
Thanks Dave, ok, that make sense so when I use...

Thanks Dave, ok, that make sense so when I use Super Duper I can choose which drive I want and apply the settings that best apply to that drive. I think I'll call one: "Artwork Backup" and the Other...
Forum: General 10-20-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,672
Posted By Paint Guy
Thanks Dave and TMay. I have read the Super...

Thanks Dave and TMay.

I have read the Super Duper manual but I am confused as to the best way to do this. Here's what I'm thinking might work. Please tell me if this is correct?

I have 4...
Forum: General 10-17-2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,672
Posted By Paint Guy
Startup Disc and Hard Drive Partitioning Questions

Hi, I just bought two 2 TB Firewire Mac Hard Drives. I want to use the drives for:

? File Storage
? Software Backup
? Startup Disc

I want to copy the same information to both drives and will...
Forum: General 10-10-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,325
Posted By Paint Guy
Ok, thanks Dave. I guess I will buy the LaCie or...

Ok, thanks Dave. I guess I will buy the LaCie or the G-Drive then (both with Firewire). Iomega sells a sweet USB/Firewire drive too but it's only on special order as Best Buy, Memory Express and...
Forum: General 10-09-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,325
Posted By Paint Guy
HP MediaSmart Server ex475 ...

HP MediaSmart Server ex475

http://www.hp.com/united-states/campaigns/mediasmart-server/hp_mediasmartserver_macosx.pdf

Hi, someone showed me this the other day. I'm wondering if I purchased this...
Forum: General 10-01-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,325
Posted By Paint Guy
Thanks Dave, well the LaCie is USB 2.0 only I...

Thanks Dave, well the LaCie is USB 2.0 only I guess because they sell it for Mac and PC but it's half the price of the Straight Mac LaCie. I am tired of paying double for hardware just because it's...
Forum: General 10-01-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,325
Posted By Paint Guy
Are These Drives any Good for Mac??

Can someone please tell me if either of these external drives is any good. I saw them at Future Shop and Best Buy and they are half the price of other drives at a local mac store.

1. Seagate...
Forum: General 06-04-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,503
Posted By Paint Guy
Dave, sorry I found the link and was trying to...

Dave, sorry I found the link and was trying to change my post but my internet went down periodically.

Last question, if I format my external drive for the mac, can I still access my files with a...
Forum: General 06-04-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,503
Posted By Paint Guy
Thanks dnanian, I did a search inder the FAQ's...

Thanks dnanian, I did a search inder the FAQ's for "Reformatting" and the search came up with nothing. Can you please tell me what terms to search for or better yet provide a Link to the reformatting...
Forum: General 06-04-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,503
Posted By Paint Guy
OK, you said that's not true, but I'm not sure...

OK, you said that's not true, but I'm not sure what part wasn't true. Just so were both clear. I want to but a 1TB External Hard Drive to store my files on. Now after thinking about this some more...
Forum: General 06-03-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,503
Posted By Paint Guy
Reformatting a Drive to be Bootable on Mac OS

I want to buy a 1TB Desk External Hard Drive to store all of my images and video etc. I could buy a LaCie formatted for the mac but they are 1/3 more in price so I 'd prefer to buy any drive and...
Forum: General 05-17-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,882
Posted By Paint Guy
Thanks both for your replies. Interesting,...

Thanks both for your replies.

Interesting, so are all 1.5 TB drives bad? Does it have something to do with the fact that they are not full terrabytes like 1 or 2? I know with ram it's better to...
Forum: General 05-15-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,882
Posted By Paint Guy
Re: Seagate 1.5 TB FreeAgent Desk External Drive

First question.

1) I can afford to get either a: (1.5 TB USB 2.0 Drive) or a (1 TB Firewire drive). I would like the extra space of the 1.5 TB drive but USB 2.0 transfer rate is 480 mbps and...
Forum: General 02-26-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,311
Posted By Paint Guy
Well I have already backed up to this drive...

Well I have already backed up to this drive before. This is a subsequent (2nd) backup, that's why I thought I could use any of the 3 options, but I guess not. :)

So, yes, the HD has already been...
Forum: General 02-26-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,311
Posted By Paint Guy
So just to confirm before I do this. :) I MUST...

So just to confirm before I do this. :) I MUST choose "Backup - all files", then choose "Smart update Backup from Macintosh HD" for my Destination drive to be bootable I I ever have to boot from it?...
Forum: General 02-26-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,311
Posted By Paint Guy
Thanks for the Reply. Sorry you confused me a...

Thanks for the Reply. Sorry you confused me a little. Are you saying that if I choose "Copy different files from Macintosh HD to Backup" my Drive won't be bootable?

I read in the manual that if I...
Forum: General 02-26-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,311
Posted By Paint Guy
Need Help Deciding Which Option Is Best?

Hi, In reading through the manual I have 2 questions. Of these 3 options for subsequent backups I am unsure which one is best. If you could tell me which option would be best I would appreciate it....
Forum: General 07-30-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,569
Posted By Paint Guy
Dave, I am thoroughly impressed with Super...

Dave, I am thoroughly impressed with Super Duper's ease of use and the job it did.

A couple of questions

1. There were a few MB of data that Super Duper didn't backup. My LaCie which I wrote...
Forum: General 07-29-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,569
Posted By Paint Guy
Thank you. I just read that Disc Utility from...

Thank you. I just read that Disc Utility from (Applications > Utilities) is the way to go.. Thanks :)
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Forum: General 07-29-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,569
Posted By Paint Guy
Couple of Questions along the way. 1. Do I...

Couple of Questions along the way.

1. Do I select (Applications > Utilities > Disc Utility) or do I need to use Disc Utility from the Mac Installer Discs? I was always told you should always use...
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