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Old 1st July 2012, 23:58   #1006
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Thank you.
Shall I buy 1 terabyte?
Or shall I go with a Seagate 500

The 500 gb costs 4500 ish
The 1 terabyte costs around 6700
Or are these prices too high?
I'm sure you can get a 1TB for around 5K! That would be perfect. For prices in B'lore, I usually refer to: http://www.computerwarehousepricelis...=Pricelist.xls
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I'm sure you can get a 1TB for around 5K! That would be perfect. For prices in B'lore, I usually refer to: http://www.computerwarehousepricelis...=Pricelist.xls
I got a proper Seagate USB 3.0 of 1 TB for 6k.
The Dell chapter is closed and its been given to my Dad to use as a general machine.
For me its the MacBook Air all the way from now on.
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I got a proper Seagate USB 3.0 of 1 TB for 6k.
I checked the prices of the External hard discs after reading your last post since I also plan to buy one. Any reasons for not considering one of those 2 TB drives? It costs around 7.6k ( according to flipkart). Looks like an extremely VFM buy considering that you are paying 6k for 1 TB.
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How often do you guys use the Time Machine back up ? I had used my Seagate 500GB external HDD for the first back up and interestingly it does not even show up on a Wondows machine after the action. I thought I could use it on both for the normal transfer of data between systems. Is it necessary that we reserve an external HDD only for the Time Machine ?
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How often do you guys use the Time Machine back up ? I had used my Seagate 500GB external HDD for the first back up and interestingly it does not even show up on a Wondows machine after the action. I thought I could use it on both for the normal transfer of data between systems. Is it necessary that we reserve an external HDD only for the Time Machine ?
I think if your hdd is formatted with the mac file system then windows wont be able to read it. Hence you can only use it on mac.
P.s this time machine is wireless right? Cant we use NAS with a wifi router to create the backups wirelessly?
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No reason per se. 1 TB should do the trick I think! Can always buy one more 1 or 2 TB as time goes by! Im not particularly fussed.

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I checked the prices of the External hard discs after reading your last post since I also plan to buy one. Any reasons for not considering one of those 2 TB drives? It costs around 7.6k ( according to flipkart). Looks like an extremely VFM buy considering that you are paying 6k for 1 TB.
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I think if your hdd is formatted with the mac file system then windows wont be able to read it. Hence you can only use it on mac.
P.s this time machine is wireless right? Cant we use NAS with a wifi router to create the backups wirelessly?
Guys I need some info on this.
I have a 750 GB external hard disk with me.
It has a NTFS partition of 730 odd GB and a FAT partition of 20 odd GB for my PS3.

I plan to divide this NTFS partition into 2 halves and make one partition for MAC backups. Will format this one to Mac format. The other partition I will keep for my data. Will format this also to MAC format. Is it possible to do this? Also if a partition in Hard disk is in MAc format can it be read in Windows systems?
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Guys I need some info on this.
I have a 750 GB external hard disk with me.
It has a NTFS partition of 730 odd GB and a FAT partition of 20 odd GB for my PS3.

I plan to divide this NTFS partition into 2 halves and make one partition for MAC backups. Will format this one to Mac format. The other partition I will keep for my data. Will format this also to MAC format. Is it possible to do this? Also if a partition in Hard disk is in MAc format can it be read in Windows systems?
You should be able to format one partition as HFS+ and use it as Time Machine backup. I haven't tried this though.
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I think if your hdd is formatted with the mac file system then windows wont be able to read it......time machine is wireless right? Cant we use NAS with a wifi router to create the backups wirelessly?
I have not been able to figure out how to format an HDD or even a pen drive on mac yet ! Time Machine is wireless ?? I used the cable to link between the two. Are you referring to iCloud ?
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Guys I need some info on this.
I have a 750 GB external hard disk with me.
It has a NTFS partition of 730 odd GB and a FAT partition of 20 odd GB for my PS3.

I plan to divide this NTFS partition into 2 halves and make one partition for MAC backups. Will format this one to Mac format. The other partition I will keep for my data. Will format this also to MAC format. Is it possible to do this? Also if a partition in Hard disk is in MAc format can it be read in Windows systems?
Yes its possible. One partition can be HFS and the other NTFS/FAT.
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Shall I buy 1 terabyte?
Or shall I go with a Seagate 500

The 500 gb costs 4500 ish
The 1 terabyte costs around 6700
Or are these prices too high?
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No worries mate. Thanks. I got the 1TB.
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Ok Guys Finally my Macbook Pro 15 with Retina Display has arrived.
One word it is gorgeus. But since its my first Mac Right now things are difficult to understand. And I will keep bugging you guys with stupid questions.

The Deal:
MRP 152900.
Ebay Offer 140000. Got a 10% discount coupon with No cap on maximum discount hence discount was 14000.
Final Price 126000

Some Pics:
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First Question:
1) How do I open 1 single picture in iPhoto. It is trying to create an Album and not letting me open a single picture.
2) I dont find iWork on my laptop. It is supposed to be pre Installed right?

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... 1) How do I open 1 single picture in iPhoto. It is trying to create an Album and not letting me open a single picture. ...
Congratulations!

If you are just trying to just view a single photo, use Preview, not iPhoto. iPhoto is album-oriented. Double-clicking on a image file (jpg, tiff, png etc.) usually opens it in Preview. Even the Right-click "Open with" menu doesn't list iPhoto as an app that can handle a single file.

The alternative is to create a temporary album to which you can add a single file and delete it when not required (e.g. after touching up the image).
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Guys i had asked this earlier also but got no reply.

What is the price of Macbook Air 2012 models? Also what is the price of the pro 13 incher?

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