I have a macbook pro and I'm looking at getting an external to do time machine. I am curious what happens when I don't have the hard drive plugged in and I make changes. Are the changes logged on the computer and then all transferred over when I plug it in or can I only take advantage of the going back features? I have a pretty big hard drive, so space isn't the issue, but I do most of my work away from the hard drive until I come home at night to plug it in. Do I really need a NAS option instead for work patterns like this?