letting a external drive on overnight?

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  1. mrgreeneyes macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi,

    i have a question,
    i have all my music on a external drive, and i want to copy it to my time capsule as a backup. but since my music is over 300gb. it will take a long time to copy, is it ok to leave the drive on overnight and let it copy all the music to the time capule?


    thanks
     
  2. Illicit macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely it is fine. :cool:
     
  3. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    I do it all the time, i have no problems leaving it on.
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Indeed, I've had to do similar things over night on a number of occasions, usually over wireless so it takes an extra long time. Just tell your machine not to fall asleep.
     
  5. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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    Well, obviously it needs to be on long enough for it to transfer all the data. Whether or not the sun is up makes no difference.
     
  6. mrgreeneyes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awesome help everybody!

    Thanks so much!
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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  8. iNew2Macs macrumors newbie

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    Wow, you cant say it any better :cool:
     
  9. Aaleck macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I leave mine on all of the time... well did. Don't really use it much anymore tho.
     

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