time machine on internal or external hdd?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by swingline, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. swingline macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2005
    I'm about to add a 500gb hdd into my mbp and was wondering if i should partition the internal drive to use time machine or to just use my external drive instead.

    If I was to use time machine on the external, would time machine automatically start every time I plug in the external hd?
  2. Hot Snowboarder macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2009
    Behind you...!
    Yes it does autostart. And i wouldn't partition the internal drive for backups...because the whole point of a backup is in case the internal drive fails.
  3. swingline thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2005
    good point. i guess i was more worried about accidentally deleting important stuff since ive never experienced a failed hd

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