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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:07 pm    Post subject: SSD as TIme Machine? Reply with quote

I have a mid2011 Mac Mini I upgraded with two Intel 240GB 520Series SSDs some time ago.

Have not yet upgraded to mountain lion but will do in a few days time.

Would it be ok to use an SSD as Time Machine?


Thing is I sometimes bring the machine to work and don't want too much to carry - so internal drives is a big plus.
I do have a external FW800 drive I make regular cloned backups to.

Until now I have been running them as two separate drives, but don't really need all that storage as I have just finished building my new home server.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no problem using an SSD as a Time Machine Back-up drive, it's just not cost effective. Seeing you already own the drive and it is installed, no big deal.

What would make more sense though if you have the resources is to have a mechanical drive as the Time Machine drive and use the SSD for fast clones instead of the FW 800 drive.
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