Aside from a few important documents I need to keep on hand, my harddrive is virtually free from most things. I have a separate HDD for movies, large apps, and other things. Yet, when I go to About This Mac -> Storage, a huge chunk of my free space is taken by Backups. I'm positive this is from the times I back up with Time Machine. I'm positive it wasn't there before I started using it. If I'm right, then it makes me wonder what's the point of Time Machine? Am I not better off just manually backing up everything? I realize there are advantages to using Time Machine vs. manual back up, but I just don't think this wasted bloated space on my HDD is worth it.