Manual AND automatic backup to an external HDD?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Topher15, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. Topher15 macrumors 6502a

    Topher15

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    I'm planning on getting a external hard drive (this one) and have a couple of questions...

    I want to move my video library and archive folder over too the external (and remove them from the internal drive) but I also would like to Time Machine the rest of the internal hard drive.

    Can I do this? Or does activating Time Machine stop manual use of the external hard drive? Is it even recommended to do both? If I can, I assume I would need to keep the Time Machine section and the part I manually manage distinct (partition maybe?) My iMac hard drive is 320GB so I guess I would save that amount of space for TM and have the remaining 430GB for other stuff (manual back up).

    Also, on a related note... how reliable are external hard drives?
     
  2. chocolate632 macrumors 6502

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    i wanted to know this too
     

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