hard drive / time machine question + NTFS/FAT32

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dammit Cubs, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

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    how much hard drive space do you recommend for time machine?

    and if you format a hard drive to fat 32, can it be used in windows vista to transfer files?
     
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    psychofreak

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    TM works only with HFS+ formatted drives...I recommend you get one 3x the size of the stuff you want to backup...
     
  3. Dammit Cubs thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

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    ah...so pretty much if I enable time machine, then i will have to re-format this drive to HFS+ ?

    should i just get like a 500 gig hard drive and use that for everything?
     

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