Backup hard drives

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jacksoncmc835, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. jacksoncmc835 macrumors member

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    Recently i have been looking into buying a backup hard drive hooked up via firewire 800 for my imac...

    Im am wanting to make 3 to 4 parattions on the drive
    Partitions:
    1. time machine
    2. SL bootable (incase harddrive dies for what ever reason or if somthing happens )
    3. lion bootable (when its released soon)(not sure if imgoing to like it)
    4. not sure may not do 4 partions

    ive looked at RAID drives and standard 1 and 2 tb drives, i like the idea of raid 1, with a 1tb drive mirrored on the secound..

    Is it possible to partition RAID on any drives? Will it work properly? is what i want to do possible?

    also note: trying to stay under 150 bucks on drive.

    thanks
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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  3. jacksoncmc835 thread starter macrumors member

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    1tb min will be fine because the sl an lion are going to be bottble the sl being a clone , idk how much is suggest for time machine any idea? currently only using 100 gb of my 500 gb hd
     

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