8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 11, 2009 8:32 AM by Pondini
Jim Svarz Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
We'll my plan is to use a Seagate Free Agent for Mac drive 1 TB and partition this 30/70 for Super Duper / Time Machine backups.

No.1 Is this possible, i.e., will Time Machine only use it's portion of the drive and will not eventually write over the Super Duper part.

No.2 I have read that the Seagate drive does not have a on-off switch and it may go to sleep when the Mac does, and possibly not wake up when the Mac wakes up. It seems that this may be a setting that requires the Seagate drive manager software to be set to never sleep. I don't know if the Seagate Drive Software is compatible with the Mac OS (10.5). Should I get a different drive that may be a better match ? Any recommendations by someone that is more knowledgeable than I.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.3)