Time Machine and multiple external drives. Will this work?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by amberashby, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. amberashby macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2003
    Hi All,

    I'm preparing for Leopard. Does anyone know if Time Machine will work using multiple external hard drives? I will need lots of backup space and it is much cheaper for me to buy 2 500GB external drives than it is to buy 1 1TB drive.

    Will Time Machine use 2 external drives for backup?

  2. Nugget macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2002
    Houston Texas USA
    Time machine can only be configured to use a single volume. You'd have to stripe those two drives together using RAID0 in order to use them both for Time Machine.
  3. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    You'll have to wait I think.

    If it does not work you could always put the drives in a software RAID 0 array which would make them appear as one drive (although you do double the risk of data loss by using RAID 0).

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