How many gigs do I need to enable time machine?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Crisis, Aug 4, 2012.

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    I never used this feature before. Now I want to try this and I'm about to make another partition on an external drive for that. My computer has a 256GB SSD, how many gigs do I need for the time machine backup partition?
     
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    Depending on how full your SSD is, I'd say around 300gb.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, My SSD has about 80gb free space. I will try 300gb.
     

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