Storage Set up - please offer advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Doju, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

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    I'm thinking this for my Alu MB.

    500GB 7200RPM Seagate
    1TB external for backups

    Would that be good? Is it a bad idea to store that much on your notebook?

    With 400GB full, how long would it take to boot? Five minutes?
     
  2. és: macrumors 6502a

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    OK. Erm..

    What for? Everyday data that is being backed up via time machine?

    No. That's what back-ups are for.

    It won't make much difference to your normal boot time.
     
  3. Doju thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes, every day backup.

    So, it wouldn't be a good idea to store 400GB of movies and music on my notebook?
     
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    What I meant was...

    It's fine to store that much on your laptop, just as long as you have it backed up. So no problem.
     
  5. detz macrumors 65816

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    Well it depends on if you want to back it up. My music and movies are on a server so the ones on my laptop don't need to be backed up, it's a waste of time and space so I tell Time Machine to not backup certain directories where I store those. Time Machine works fine if you're not backing up gigs a day, are you asking about a backup solution or a storage solution?
     
  6. maestrokev macrumors 6502a

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    Any hard drive once you go past the 80% full capacity will start to slow down. Ideally you want to keep the drive less full or partition it to reduce seek times.
     
  7. MuDPHuDStudent macrumors member

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    That's a good setup.

    I just got one of these and partitioned a few hundred gigs for time machine and the rest for storing media that I don't want to clutter my macbook's hard drive with.
     

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