Time Machine to a HDD partition

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ahdickter, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. ahdickter macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    So I'm purchasing a 120GB SSD and using an optibay to replace the SuperDrive. In my current 750GB HDD, I have it split 50/50 between OS X and Windows. Is it possibly for me to set time machine to back up my data from the SSD to the (now unused) partition of the HDD?
  2. Brian33 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2008
    USA (Virginia)
    Yes, I haven't done it, but you should be able to use Time Machine to back up your optibay SSD onto a partition of an internal or any directly-attached hard drive. I believe the partition must be formated HFS+, though (Mac OS Extended, Journaled).

    One thing, though you've probably already thought about it: if your Mac is lost or stolen, the backups are gone with it. You'll probably want other backups (external or wireless) if you take your Mac out of the house much...


Share This Page