Can Time Machine work with a Non Powered Firewire 800 MOBILE external Hardrive?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by lordsion, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. lordsion macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2009
    Location:
    Australia
    #1
    I was thinking that if i bought an external MOBILE hard drive (un-powered) i could take it with me sometimes when i need it in UNI (in Lectures where there is no power source to plug drive in), but also attach it to the mac and since it is un-powered and mobile time machine will work without needing external power.

    Is this possible?
     
  2. lordsion thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2009
    Location:
    Australia
    #2
    And if it can't work using Firewire 800 can it work un-powered with USB or other means? Thank you. I just want to be 100% sure before i buy. Sorry for grammar problems can't be bothered.
     
  3. risottoripen macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2009
    #3
    It's a hard drive. Yes it's possible.

    And it's not 'unpowered' - it simply gets it's power from your computer via the FW.
     

Share This Page