Leopard+Time machine+current external hd

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by phillipjfry, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2006
    Peace in Plainfield
    I have a 500gb HD in my current iMac. Doing selective backups with smartbackup software and my 250gb hard drive, I can basically save my Music Movies Pictures and other stuff I really want to just "copy and paste" when my mac crashes. Not a full system backup.

    With timemachine and Leopard on the way, am I goign to need a 500gb or bigger hard drive to get the full effect of time machine? Sounds like a stupid question, but I don't know what to expect with the voodoo magic that is Time Machine.
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
  3. Decrepit macrumors 65816


    Sep 6, 2007
    Foothills to the Rocky Mountains
    I'm in a somewhat similar boat...

    I'm hoping this works:

    Use external Firewire HDD for my Mini's boot drive, and use the Mini's internal HDD as the time machine.

    This way, the backups are on the slow 4200 rpm drive, and Leopard runs on the nice and quick external 7200 rpm drive.

    Eventually, I'd like to see the AirPort Extreme support Time Machine officially. Because when I get my next Mac, I can have both machines backup across the network at that point.

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