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HT1427 can an external portable drive be used for both time machine back ups and for additional storage or to sync files?

213 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 7, 2013 11:15 AM by petermac87 RSS
jmartinarch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 7, 2013 11:04 AM

I use a seagate freeagent Go drive to keep a copy of important files.  Files that I use with some regularity.  I sync the drive every few days to ensure I have the latest.  It is a old school method, but works well.  I realize that not all things are "backed up" as they would be with a real back up, like time  machine. 

Can one device drive do both or should I use two different drives?


mb pro 2011, 4GB, 500 GB sata disk

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)


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