One of our teachers asked me for advice on what hard drive to get at home to backup pictures, documents, music, etc. She has an Apple laptop from school, so if your family has Windows users you might skip the first recommendation and go to the second one. This is what I emailed her.
If you want a less expensive but still good option, a couple weeks ago I purchased a 1 TB Western Digital My Passport Ultra hard drive for $70. Amazon sells this for $66, they also sell another version for $59. It’s best to reformat these drives (they ship formatted as “NTFS”) to the “MacOS Extended” format first. This tutorial explains how.
— Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer) September 13, 2015
You can alternatively go with a cloud-based backup storage option. Carbonite is the one my parents use, but it requires a monthly or annual subscription free. This is the safest option in the event of fire or tornado, since your backup is offsite/in the cloud.
This is a 9 minute video I made a couple weeks ago discussing these and other backup options, which might also be helpful:
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