How long should a Time machine backup take?

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  1. Justin098 macrumors newbie

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    I have a MacBook 13" late 2008 model, and the total size is 80GB. How long will the backup take?
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    The initial backup of all 80gb over USB 3.0 would take about 20 minutes. Obviously, that's the worst case scenario considering you won't likely have all 80gb filled. From that point on the backup's are incremental changes, so probably about 5-10 minutes depending on how many changes were made.

    Wait? Only 80gb? That's not right.
     
  3. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    It's a 2008 MacBook, so, Firewire or USB 2.0.

    OP, with USB 2.0, roughly an hour for the first sync.
     
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    Yikes! I totally read 2013 MacBook Air! Yes, Cougarcat's estimation is much more accurate. I'm going to go get my eyes checked now!
     

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