As the title alludes to I am experiencing a Time Machine back up puzzle. I purchased my new Mini on the first day of store release i.e. Thursday and decided to use a spare Maxtor external USB HD I have, capacity 750 gig. The Mini has the 500 gig HD and I have currently used approx 180 gig split between the Mac and my Windows VM. Time Machine appears to spend most of the time backing up. To give you some idea I have already had the warning the HD is full and the oldest back ups have been deleted to make room. Although I have done some tidying up since the install, e.g. moving files around and deleting duplicates etc. plus there has already been a couple of software updates to Lion this sort of usage seems ridiculous. Anyone have any ideas?