All posts in "Mac External Drive Advice"

How to Choose an External Hard Drive for Backup On a Mac

By Simon Irons / January 22, 2020

When you haven’t a Clue You need an External drive for a backup but Macs are special. You need to find the right type of drive. A drive that will work on your Mac. So the question is really how do you choose the right kind of external drive to back up your Mac? The […]

WD Elements Partition Mac, 6 Steps to Partition Fast

By Simon Irons / January 20, 2020

You’ve a WD Elements external hard drive. And you’d love to partition it. You want a part of your WD Elements drive you can use for your own Mac’s documents. And maybe another section for the kid’s Windows PC games and stuff. Then you could share files. Without worrying about getting a virus from their […]

Format WD Elements for Mac. How? In 7 Quick Steps for 2020

By Simon Irons / January 20, 2020

You’ve just bought yourself a new WD Elements hard drive for your MacBook Pro. You’ve hooked it up to your MacBook ok. But darn. Try as hard as you can you can’t drag any files onto it.  It’s why you bought the thing. But your WD Elements drive seems blocked. Your Mac won’t put anything […]

Set Up Airport Time Capsule, 5 Quick ways

By Simon Irons / January 18, 2020

There are of course other external hard drives available that are capable and easy to install. But none work quite like the Airport Time Capsule. Why? The Airport Time Capsule combines three extremely valuable functions in one simple device. The first is fully featured 802.11ac Wifi. That provides fast Wifi support to your Apple appliances. […]

How to Backup Macbook Pro to External Hard Drive, Pro Magic

By Simon Irons / January 17, 2020

A bit of MacBook Pro magic for you whether you have a MacBook Pro, Air, iMac to allow you to take your own local backups. Because you never know when your iCloud backup might fail or be inaccessible if there is a network issue. Or you may just not like the idea of your backup […]

WD Elements Time Machine, Turn ON Your Backup

By Simon Irons / January 16, 2020

You’ve got a Western Digital Elements external hard drive. Or you’re thinking of getting one. Because of all that stuff you have on your Mac. The music you love. Those photo’s of the kids with grandma. The spreadsheets you run your business with. And it would be the end if you lost it all. Or […]

Format WD Elements for Mac and PC Have your Drive for Both

By Simon Irons / January 14, 2020

Using your WD Elements drive for both your home Mac and work Windows PC means. A 1TB, 2TB or larger drive could make your life so much easier. Because both of your computers can get to the same document. After all how else could you so easily move, look at and work on your docs […]

WD Elements for Mac, Use on Mac, Lose the Issues

By Simon Irons / January 8, 2020

Is WD Elements Compatible with Mac? And the related question can you use your WD Elements on a Mac? The answer is yes. Your WD Elements drive can work great on your Mac. But there are a couple of things you need to know and do to get it set up just fine. You’ll learn […]

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