Storage Set up - please offer advice

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

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    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


    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

    Jun 16, 2008
    Yes, every day backup.

    So, it wouldn't be a good idea to store 400GB of movies and music on my notebook?
  4. és: macrumors 6502a


    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

    Jun 29, 2007
    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


    Apr 23, 2007
    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

    Feb 8, 2009
    Hanover, NH
    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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