Backup hard drives

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

  1. jacksoncmc835 macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2011
    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
    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.

  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
  3. jacksoncmc835 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2011
    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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