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I have a home build Pc and a MacBook pro at
Home. With all the news about the viruses on macs now I'm looking for a way to keep all my pictures, music, and personal data on a hard drive that is safe from viruses that either of my machines may get. What's the best way to go about this?
Also on the off chance that your hard drive may die, do you keep a backup of all your photos etc? It seems so excessive and a lot of work but to lose all your memories because you kept them in one place would stink.
Edited by Sgrrsh26 - 4/6/12 at 9:16am
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Get a NAS (network attached storage). You can hook it up to your router and access it over the network via UNC or IP. Only backup your files to it, don't do program data...etc. Viruses USUALLY do not effect normal data (i.e.. word docs, music, video, pst files, QuickBook company file...etc). You can have both your mac and windows both access this. You could also have your antivirus scan it nightly just to double check.

This is probably the most convenient way to backup data from multiple computers. You can get a Buffalo Nas with 1TB of storage for around 150 bucks. They don't have the best reviews on Newegg, but I have been using them in small businesses for a while now and have never had a bad experience.
Edited by DoubleOhAlex - 4/6/12 at 9:23am
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On my own personal computer I run two 2Tb in Raid 1 and then back up that to an old machine on my network with a 2Tb as well.
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Originally Posted by DJCHUBBZ View Post

On my own personal computer I run two 2Tb in Raid 1 and then back up that to an old machine on my network with a 2Tb as well.

He makes a good point i forgot to mention, its best to use a solution that uses a RAID. I would still suggest a NAS, you can find one with a RAID (0,1,5) just as easily.

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i agree get a NAS, you will find some info and links in my sig as well as a link to reviews smile.gif
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i agree get a NAS, you will find some info and links in my sig as well as a link to reviews smile.gif

The NAS's you've reviewed might be a little bit too industrial for a home user, give or take a few lol
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