Resolved Time Machine Question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by GuitarG20, Jun 30, 2011.

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

    GuitarG20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2011
    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

    Nov 28, 2010
    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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