6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2013 10:19 AM by rony-z
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I used a Time Machine with external HD.

The external HD failed and I needed to replace it.


After connecting the new HD  , The Time Machine Aoutomatecly formatted It and start Backup .


Now I see "few" HD's and I don't know what is relevance and what to delete .


Other thing : The Time Machine aoutmatic formatted : Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled) ???


Can someone reply with an answer please ?





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iMac, OS X Mountain Lion, 10.8.2
Reply by cbs20 on Jan 4, 2013 9:10 AM Helpful

What is your question? The Mac didn't automatically format and start backups. When a new drive is connected your mac will ask if you want to use it for Time Machine, you must have clicked yes and then it formatted the drive and started the backup.

Reply by Csound1 on Jan 4, 2013 9:37 AM Helpful

ronenhaim wrote:


Exactly !


1. So now why I see 3 Drives ( First Pic ) ?

It should be one ...

There are 2 drives showing, not 3, and the 2 that are showing are the same drive (unless you have 2 x 1.5T Samsung Drives)

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