I have recently experienced an external hard drive fail. This included over 400gb of media. The one error I made that I now realise was that I was using time machine and asked it to back up on my external hard drive.
Because the hard drive has fail I have lost the media and the back up. Sad times.
My question is, what is the best solution in regards to backing up data and using time machine?
I was using a 2tb western digital essential hard drive and don't know why it failed, I came back one day and it was completely wiped and formatted back to windows :(
Do you have any suggestions for a reliable hard drive and backing up solutions?
Ps I did sometime notice that when plugging in the 2tb HD in the USB port if I touched the metal body of the MacBook pro there would be a few small sparks, maybe that's why it failed.
Any way I thank you for your suggestions