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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:08 pm    Post subject: New mac mini with windows. Reply with quote

Just some suggestions on how to set up my system. I have a new mini base model. I have a 2tb firewire external drive. 8gb ram. I want to know what your thoughts are on partitioning the internal 500gb drive for X and windows. Should I use the external for X? Can I use time machine on the startup disk. Please let me know how you would set this up.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you've got a good setup to start with. Setup all depends on what you are doing with it. Think about 250 for OSX and 250 for Windows.

Internal drive is SATA II (3gb/s) on a SATA II (6gb/s) controller. Firewire is 800mb/s so you won't get as good performance. That being said most hard drives won't use 3gb/s.

Time machine was designed to back up the startup disk as most people have no other disks.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

saul wrote:
Time machine was designed to back up the startup disk as most people have no other disks.

Time Machine will by default, backup all mounted drives unless you specifically exclude them in TM Preferences.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the responses. Great info. Thanks again.
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