Best External Hard Drive


Oct 13, 2007
I am looking to get my dad into backing up his information on his laptop since he stores a lot of information on his laptop. Any ideas?

Also, since he won't make the switch to Mac, I am looking for something similar to Time Machine where it can backup automatically maybe have an interface? Is there anything out there?

freakydeaky dutch bastard

New Member
Dec 10, 2007
blacked out
Any external drive with a decent consumer rating at Tiger direct will do.

Then get Syncback, it's free:

"It lets you define multiple scheduled backup jobs so you can just set 'em and forget 'em, allowing users to create specific backup jobs for certain folders or file types. You can control the way files are compared and selected for backup: the program comes with ready-made profiles to make the process as easy as possible. It's hard not to like that SyncBack doesn't use many system resources when working in the background, and backups can be set to export their logs to an HTML file for easy viewing. All in all, it's an excellent choice for home users and small businessses."