Time Machine performance?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by majordude, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. majordude macrumors 68020


    Apr 28, 2007
    Years ago, when Time Machine first came out, and I had a dual core 2007 MacBook Pro, I tried TM and it was soooo slow.

    Has this changed?
  2. patchfp86 macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2011
    Well define slow...

    There are too many variables now. Did you try to back up to your machine's HD or did you use an external? If I am backing up 15 GB of data, then it might take a little longer, probably around 15 mins. Usually my back ups (after the initial of course) take 5 mins max and are about 100 MB to 700 MB in size. I think it works great. I have noticed that the larger the intervals are in between backups the longer it takes, as TM "cleans up" my external after each back up, so theres more to organize as the time between each gets bigger. I use it mostly as a back up then the whole see older versions of my folder feature but thats just me.

    Hope that helps! I am using a 1 TB WDHD on a 2010 MBP running 10.7

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