Novice! External Hard Drive HELP
Hello all, glad to be here.
So I have very little computer experience as far as terms and technology are concerned. I have learned the programs I need and a few games but I am far from a computer expert (I still use AppleWorks 6 because I like it lol).
I need to get an External Hard Drive im looking into at east 1tb maybe 2tb. Im hoping you can help guide me in the right direction. I will be using it as a back up and main storage (i.e for things not kept on my CPU). I also think I would like one with firewire so it transfers faster.
Far as what I will be storing is well everything but that includes, PDF's, Text Files, Links, Mp3's, Photos, I am a theatrical and concert lighting designer and technician so also visual rendering, plots, and vector works files.
I have a MacBook Pro 10.5.8. I honestly donít even know how it talks to my computer and how I transfer information to it. Can I simply just highlight everything on my desktop (including the Hard Drive) and just pull it over to the icon of the External Hard Drive and that's everything? but it seems like that would miss my photos and music?
Any advice would be much appreciated, thank you all in advance!