You’ll want an external drive to restore from when you’ve had a tragic failure of your MacBook or iMac.

  • You’ll wish you had an external drive when your backup to the cloud wasn’t there.

Yes you thought your cloud backup was running all ok.

But then you find out it wasn’t.

And when you accidentally deleted your photo album you lost your favorite family holiday pictures….

You’ll wish you had it on an external backup device.

  • Well. You knew you really should’ve had a copy of your files.

Just in case.

But you never got round to getting one and backing up your Mac.

Because you’re a busy person.

When it happened.

You had your techie friend come over to help you out.

And when they said, “Nope, it’s all gone. I’ll have to load it all back from your backup.”

“What backup?” You said.

And they just shook their head.

  • Or are you out of space on your MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or iMac.

And now you need somewhere to off load your pictures, videos and music.

  • Or you’re thinking that there are some things you’re happy storing out there on the cloud.

There is Google cloud, Dropbox, iCloud …

You can even get some storage for free.

But when you’ve hit your free storage limit. You then have to delete some files.

Or you’d better dig into your pocket and pay.

And then you’re into paying each month. Month on Month.

  • And what about those documents and photos that you’d prefer to keep close by?

Why is it assumed that you’d want to hand your files over to iCloud, Dropbox or whoever?

What if you don’t want be at the mercy of some other company.

What they get hacked?

And your files are out there on the web.

  • And if your cloud service has an outage.

Then you can’t get to your files till everything is back up and running again.

Maybe you want the peace of mind that all your files are right there in your home. Where you can get to them. And it doesn’t matter if your connection to the Internet is working or not.

  • Or you’ve some large files and the cloud is not going to cut it.

You need performance.

When You Get Yourself An External Drive For Your Mac

You can back up your phone, with its music and photos, up to your Mac.

You can backup your iPad and all that’s on it, up to your Mac.

And backup your MacBook to an external drive.

Off load files from your Mac to an external drive.

Carry your documents and movies with you on an external drive to use on another Mac. Or even a Windows PC somewhere else.

  • When you want some help finding out which is the best external hard drive for you and your Mac.

Or you need some advice on how to use an external hard drive.

You want some hints and tips.

Then you’re in the right place.

What You’ll Find

MacTakeAwayData was created by Paul Gregory and Simon Irons out of an interest and love of all things Apple.

Simon Irons and Paul have supported and used Mac products for years.

And felt frustrated with the stuff out there on the web. And the lack of info on connecting external drives to Macs. 

Have you found that too?

Your Reviews

Yes, these reviews are for you. What you’ll get are interesting, accurate and entertaining posts. 

Because we know that you want to see the best product reviews.

And you want to keep on top of industry trends.

You’ll find the key facts.

The best aspects, the worst aspects.

Does it do its job?

It is not just about the drives.

You’ll find our reviews light, fun and clear.

Because we know you’ll want something that’s rigorous and fair.

You’ll get reviews that are of interest to you the Mac owner. And those that are worth looking at.

We are not sponsored by. Or paid by any of the manufacturers or brands to review their external drives. You’ll find us Independent. And we hope each review will help you save time in choosing the right drive for you.

The Advice You’ll Find

When you need to backup your MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or iMac then you’ll find the advice you need.

How to choose a backup drive that’s right for you.

How to setup your picked external hard drive so that you can use it on your Mac.

How to recover your Mac and your files once you’ve taken your backup.

Or cloned your drive.

You’ll find clear instructions with pictures to help you do what you need to.

Your External Hard Drive Prices

Unfortunately, prices change without notice.

So you won’t find prices quoted on the site.

You’ll get hints to let you know if the external drive you’re looking at is toward the high end of the market.

Whether it’s a mid range drive. Or for you if you’re on a budget. You can click on the links shown on this site to check the latest price.

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