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Backing up Music files on a MAC

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I was running out of space on my Macbook Prro so I moved all my music files from my Macbook pro to an external hard drive.All new music downloads now go to this new external drive.  The problem is that since new downloads don't go on my computers hard drive my new additions are no longer backed up by to my dedicated back up hard drive. New additions just go to my new external drive with no backup. Not a good situation. Any suggestions on how to deal with this?

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I do the same thing; for my external hard drive, though, I use a Guardian Maximus Mini.  It's a two-drive RAID 1 system, so the music library, or whatever you put on it, is duplicated on both drives.  If one drive fails, you can replace it, and the unit will rebuild from one to the other.

 

In addition, or instead of that, you can use Carbon Copy Cloner, available HERE.  It will clone the contents of any of your drives to another.

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Thanks Red Jacket, Thats the ticket. The Maximus looks like a nice option, but I used a OWC On The Go to have my library portable.

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Well I just took a closer look at the Maximus Mini on the OWC web site. I wish I  had gone that way. Just received my On The Go unit this weekend and I doubt its returnable.

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The Maximus makes a little bit of noise when its running, but I use a long FW 800 cable connected to my Mac Mini, so its far enough away when I'm listening that I don't hear it at all.

 

You could get one anyway, and use it with your On The Go-use CCC to clone from one to the other.  You can never have too many backups.  Or use one of them to back up your regular drive.  The Maximus Mini (and I have a couple of full size Maximums units as well) are great, and built like tanks.  

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Yah, I've always cheaped out when it came to raid units and gone with the OWC Mercury Elite Pros, but things are a lot different, now that I've gotten into Hi Res music files...lots of Gig's, and lots of money tied up in these files. Don't suppose they let you download again if you lose them. I'm off to Asia this week which is why I went with the Go Pro. I'l get a raid setup when I return.

 

 

 

 

 

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