idiot girl needs help

Posted:
in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I'm trying to buy a portable external hard drive for my Mac OS X 10.4.6 laptop. Any suggestions?



Also, I was told I could not upgrade my version without an Intel processor, which I don't think I have. (Is ATA a processor?) Is that true? \



Thanks!!!!

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  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,863member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kimcup View Post


    I'm trying to buy a portable external hard drive for my Mac OS X 10.4.6 laptop. Any suggestions?



    Absolutely anything. There's a new 2TB portable drive out, and that's the biggest there is (if you're looking for that), otherwise you can buy anything you see.



    Quote:

    Also, I was told I could not upgrade my version without an Intel processor, which I don't think I have.



    Go to the Apple Menu and About This Mac.







    Tell us what you see under "processor" and "memory".
  • omegaomega Posts: 427member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kimcup View Post


    I'm trying to buy a portable external hard drive



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    There's a new 2TB portable drive out, and that's the biggest there is (if you're looking for that)



    Girl wants portable and you try and sell her a brick!



    As someone with a legacy laptop, just make sure you buy a reputable brand which is also powered via USB (or firewire).
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,863member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Omega View Post


    Girl wants portable and you try and sell her a brick!



    I said portable drive. It's a 2.5" drive. It's exactly what she wants.
  • nofeernofeer Posts: 2,422member
    first we need to know what you have as far as hardware, processor etc as above



    go to amazon usb or firewire portables are cheap (intel processor can boot from a usb external drive)

    get clone software superduper

    clone hard drive



    you may not need much, my wife's mb white c2d has 320gb so i bought a 500 iomega which worked for me well in the past



    super duper allows very simple recovery if hd dies, and you can make it bootable, namely if something happens to your notebooks drive you can restart from the external in a snap



    done this for 2 weeks while waiting for replacement hd (operated my wife's mb using the external--she didn't see any difference other than the cord to the small hd in a cupholder next to her air desk )



    i've used western digital, iomega lots

    or even go to

    otherworldcomputing.com they have their own line that's great
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,863member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NOFEER View Post


    or even go to

    oldworldcomputing.com they have their own line that's great



    You mean OWC.
  • nofeernofeer Posts: 2,422member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    You mean OWC.



    wow you were faster than my edit time





    also don't use the term "idiot" we have all been were you are that's why we help with this forum



    some of us have been there at least twice
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