Resolved Time Machine Question

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  1. GuitarG20, Jun 30, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2011

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    GuitarG20

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    So I bought a 2TB western digital external drive (USB 2.0) to back up my macbook with. I have a question, though.

    Since it's USB and only connected part of the time, should I leave the toggle switch for time machine on all the time or only when I have the drive plugged in? I plan on attaching it at least once a day, but I don't want to have battery drain from time machine being on and not having anything to connect to.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    No need for manual on and off switching.
    Just leave t as it is and connect the HDD when you feel like it.
    Time Machine FAQ
     

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