If you own a external HDD, do you use it for Time Machine?

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  1. CBGFilms macrumors regular

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    Just wondering how many people that own an external hard drive, use it or a fraction of it for time machine.
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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  3. CBGFilms thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool, has it ever came in handy?
     
  4. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    I've partitioned my 500Gb external into 2 equal parts - one of which is used for Time machine.

    Hasn't come in handy yet, and I hope that really it never will need to be used.
     
  5. CBGFilms thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys.

    Thanks for all of your replies, and I am sooo getting this!!
    [​IMG]
     
  6. xxmuhahahahahxx macrumors newbie

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    Yes i do. It's helpful for recovering lost files - which i do alot
     
  7. Luap macrumors 65816

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    I bought a Western Digital 1TB MyBook pretty cheap. USB only, but thats all I need. Formatted it, and plugged it into my Airport extreme base station. It now keeps 3 Macs backed up, plus one of the Macs external HD's.
    Not had to use it to recover anything as yet, and hopefully I never will. Still, it's all working nice and smoothly :cool:
     
  8. vandlism macrumors 6502

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    Of my 4 external hard drives, one is Time Machine, two is media files, and one is manual backups of current projects.
     
  9. Toddo macrumors newbie

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    Yes I use a Western Digital 1TB MyBook, via FW800.

    Yes it has come in handy, saved my skin and sanity this week when I had to recover my hard-drive.

    I love it.
     
  10. iproduct macrumors newbie

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    nope. if i delete something i want it gone for good. time machine is like having another recycle bin.

    but i do use 300gb of my 1tb firewire drive to superduper my entire hard drive every week.
     
  11. TstAllTruth macrumors newbie

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    Yep - I do..

    I have a 1TB external USB drive that I use for both Time Machine and backing up my Garage Band working files & iTunes music. It's not super fast, but sure is handy.
     
  12. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    I partitioned my 500 GB external into two equal parts too. However, I did use it once to see if I could restore my iTunes collection before I moved it to another drive (just in case it messed up while transferring over). I haven't used it since.
     
  13. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I have an external HD enclosure that holds two HDs.

    I clone each week, using CCC. I alternate the HDs on a weekly basis.

    I do not use Time Machine.
     
  14. juanster macrumors 68020

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    i have two 500gb HD's one of them is partitioned, so i left 200 GB for TM and the rest it's for my movies/tv shows/video projects and such...
     
  15. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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    One external harddrive for Time Machine (=Time Capsule!), one for a SuperDuper clone, one to store things...
     

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