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HT1427 Is there a max size spec for a time machine HD?

168 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 4, 2013 6:10 PM by Gregory Jones1 RSS
Gregory Jones1 Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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Mar 4, 2013 1:24 PM

      I have a 3TB drive that I have formatted and partitioned, with the idea that I would use the largest partition for Time Machine.  The two smaller partitions show as possible choices to use --- but the large partition does not.  They are all MacOS Extended journaled GUID.


    I'm thinking I will have to repartition to the dang undocumented max size that will work.  What is the largest working size known out there?

Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Toshiba 3TB USB3 drive


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