Naive question,Confused?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AsianGIRLpure, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. AsianGIRLpure macrumors member

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    If i use an external HD as time machine to backup all the data with my MBP, can i still use THE External HD as a NORMAL HD work with other computers.:confused:

    And if my MBP got crashed, totally damaged, Completely dead, can i restore all the data in another Mac via external HD:confused: Or the time machine can only be used to find data while can't be used as restore HD. :confused:
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Normal, as in you can use it to store and transfer data outside Time Machine, yes.

    Yes, that is the point of it. I've done a similar thing before. I bought a new hard drive and recovered my whole system using a time machine backup. It works flawlessly.
     

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