MacBook Pro external HDD help

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  1. SinisteR-33139 macrumors newbie

    SinisteR-33139

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    Hi, I have just bought this HDD http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-MyBook-External-FireWire/dp/B002T492CM/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1307626339&sr=8-6 and Just want to know if a few things are possible.

    This HDD will primarily be used for Time Machine and I want to dedicate 750gb to it and then use 750gb for other stuff. Does anyone know anything about this HDD, if it can be partitioned in to 2 separate drives or if not and it only stays as 1 drive will it be ok to use TM on it along with other file storage?

    Also this HDD will only be used for my 1 mac book pro and nothing else as it is a music editing machine and I need constant back ups.

    Thanks.
     
  2. SinisteR-33139 thread starter macrumors newbie

    SinisteR-33139

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    Ah Brilliant thanks for that. My macbook HDD is 500gb so will 750gb be good enough for TM?
     
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  4. SinisteR-33139 thread starter macrumors newbie

    SinisteR-33139

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    Today I got my 1.5TB WD external HDD, and I partitioned it into 2 parts both 750GB. One is for TM and the other is for storage. I did my first ever TM back-up today and it was 192GB, as I do not know anything about TM or how it works I am asking is this normal that it is this big and is everything ok?
     
  5. Steve-M macrumors regular

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    When you first run TM, it will back up everything on your Mac's hard drive. So if you have 192GB on your hard drive, yes it would be normal.
     

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