New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

Time Machine and FireWire 800 compared to eSata and USB 2


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
havik

 
Member Since: Aug 25, 2010
Posts: 8
havik is on a distinguished road

havik is offline
I have an external HD LaCie Quadra D2 for BU with Time Machine and FireWire 800. I am going to use a second external HD for storing my pictures my Aperture and Lightroom Libraries.

Is it ok to switch TM to either USB 2 or eSata and which one is preferable.

So TM will take care of my complete iMac Volume except the Aperture and iPhoto Library and my complete Picture folder. The libraries and photo's will stay together on a second external LaCie Quadra HD for which I prefer to use the FW800 connection.

Hans
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 37,199
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4, 3 iPods, OS X 10.9.2

chscag is offline
Time Machine will work just fine with either. But it's always best to use the fastest connection possible for backups especially if you have a large amount of data to back up. I would leave it as FW 800. I have my TM backup using FW 800 to an external triple interface HD. (USB 2, FW 400, FW 800)
QUOTE Thanks
havik

 
Member Since: Aug 25, 2010
Posts: 8
havik is on a distinguished road

havik is offline
Thank you for the reply. I'll keep it in mind. When the amount of data corresponding to the mentioned libraries and my pictures exceed the data of my internal drive I can consider switching.
QUOTE Thanks
Boosted_Brian

 
Boosted_Brian's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 28, 2011
Location: Ft. Lauderdale/Tallahassee
Posts: 68
Boosted_Brian is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 2011 MacBook Pro, 2.3 GHz i7, 8GB Ram, 750GB HD, Hi-Res AG screen

Boosted_Brian is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by chscag View Post
Time Machine will work just fine with either. But it's always best to use the fastest connection possible for backups especially if you have a large amount of data to back up. I would leave it as FW 800. I have my TM backup using FW 800 to an external triple interface HD. (USB 2, FW 400, FW 800)
It was my understanding that eSATA would be the fastest... so in theory eSATA>FW800>USB2.0>FW400 (The last two can be debated forever)
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« upgrade went wrong | Unusual feedback howl from iMac »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Fantom Drive-G Force Compatible with Time Machine? rbreyer Internet, Networking, and Wireless 0 01-04-2010 03:52 PM
Time Machine / Ext Drive / Partioning Advice and Help JamboUK OS X - Apps and Games 1 04-15-2008 02:03 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?