Best external harddrive for time machine?

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    Best external harddrive for time machine?

    I'm trying to figure out what hard drive to buy to use for backing up my MacBook pro using time machine. I had a USB spot on my wireless router that says storage, so I hope to plug the external drive in there and using it wirelessly.

    My MacBook pro has 500gb harddrive and I'm looking at 1tb to 3tb drives trying to find the best bang for my buck. Don't really wanna spend more than $100-$150.

    So any tips or anyone experienced with this setup?


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    The question is not really whether the hard drive will be compatible with a Mac and Time Machine, but whether Time Machine will see a drive attached to your router as being available for backups. I would find and attach any old USB drive to your router in the first place and see if it's available in Time Machine, before you shell out $ on a new drive.

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