- Jun 6, 2017
I have a 2018 Mac Mini 256 GB. What drive would people recommend me using as a permanently connected time machine drive? Preferably USB C as I use my USB A port much more often.
An SSD is a waste of money for Time Machine. The first backup will be faster, but updates will be relatively fast on a HD. Use the money you save to get a larger HD so you can keep more TM history.What drive would people recommend me using as a permanently connected time machine drive?
Larry Jordan posted an article about degridation of signal on hard disks. Evidently they need to be refreshed (cp -r *.* > null) or eventually the signal will fade as well.and you don't have to worry about giving it some power at least once year to keep the data fresh.