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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Time to Start Backing up your Mac!

Hi,  All. It’s the middle of the year. Have you set up a backup plan for your Mac/Windows/Linux box? if not, do so!

For your Mac, you need to set up Time Machine. Just go to Costco or Frys or Best Buy or Staples or Office Depot/Office Max or go on-line to Amazon or Newegg to get an external hard drive. Spend $100 for a 2 Terabyte portable drive. 


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That’s it! Just a small plastic box and a USB 3.0 cable. Just plug it into a USB 3.0 or 2.0 port on your Mac and go to Time Machine. It will walk you through setting it up and even formatting it in the Mac format. It probably came formatted for Windows.


But make those backups! How much would it cost you to recreate (if possible) all those files you spent the past 10 to 20 years working on at $20/hour? See, it pays to get a backup drive and dedicate it to specifically backing up your Mac!


(thanks to for the use of their Western Digital Elements picture)


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