Optibay HDD, how to setup the inside?

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  1. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

    yusukeaoki

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    Hi guys.

    So Im about to install my 1TB Samsung HDD in the optibay but I dont know what to put inside.

    I did a time machine back up on it so i can access it through but is there a easier way?

    On the main bay, I have a Crucial M4 SSD.
    On the second bay, the HDD, suppose to be data only.

    Can I just have time machine back up so I can access my data later or is there a way to set up the HDD for data only?
     
  2. Jlrera, Jun 22, 2012
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    Jlrera macrumors member

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    Edit never mind I'm retarded, you could just set time machine to backup to that drive, i guess if you had a 3rd external hard drive you could raid 1 the drives to mirror what happens on 1. But raiding wipes out everthing, so you'd need that 3rd external to restore from time machine.
     
  3. yusukeaoki thread starter macrumors 68030

    yusukeaoki

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    Nvm, what I did was copy the whole user folder to the 1TB.
    Thats where I storage data now.

    Also, I talked to Apple and installing TimeMachine BU is a bad idea since TM has a special format that doesn't allow you to edit the inside of the back up unless communicated by TM again.

    Its really stupid but since I can't use TM, I have to copy my user folder.
     
  4. Drebin198 macrumors newbie

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    I just did a fresh install from the original Macbook hard drive that came from the factory by the Lion Recovery partition.
     
  5. yusukeaoki thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thats what goes in the main bay.
    Im talking about data storage in the optibay.
     

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