I don't see why not but the drive you are backing up would have to be less than 32GB. That seems unlikely.Does anyone know if you can use Time Machine to back up to a SD memory card? I am interested in installing a 32GB SSD in the ExpressCard slot of a Mac Book Pro. I have looked around and haven't heard of anyone trying this.
Not necessarily; you can exclude files and folders from being backed up with Time Machine.I don't see why not but the drive you are backing up would have to be less than 32GB. That seems unlikely.
You can't backup onto the same disk using Time Machine. And as you said, if the drive dies, you loose everything.Sounds like an expensive way to back things up!
(just a thought..) but wouldn't it be easier (if possible) to just partition the hard drive and back up to another partition on the same disk?
Obviously if the drive dies you lose everything, but just for files and documents that he might lose it should do the job.
That's my problem. I have to use a memory card to move data to a Windows machine, but would like it to be backed up when it's connected to my Mac.Oh, another note; You'll have to have the drive formatted HFS+ to get Time Machine to use it. Most SD cards come formatted as FAT32-- use Disk Utility to reformat it.