Time machine and external drive

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mattmac, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. mattmac macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2008
    Just wondering what experiences other people have had using time machine on a Mac Pro OS 10.5.2 with an external FW400/800 HD. Any problems or backup nightmares etc.

    I am looking at a Lacie D2 Quadra 500GB to back up the standard 320GB internal drive. Never used time machine before, is it any good or is it better to use retrospect or similar. I never use more than 100GB of my main drive as most is backed up to DVD for extra safety. Is it worth getting a SATA card.

    If this topic has been covered before can you post the links. Thanks
  2. krye macrumors 68000


    Aug 21, 2007
  3. treehorn macrumors 6502


    Aug 21, 2007
    I use a 1TB WD external firewire drive for Time Machine and have had no problems whatsoever. Haven't had problems with my LaCie drive so can't say that they have been a problem (we have three in our household and all seem to work as well as anything else).

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