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SuperMiguel 12-28-2009 08:24 PM

External HD file system
 
Whats the best file system i can put in my external drive, to use it with time machine to put backups in it??

clayneal 12-28-2009 08:33 PM

Mac journaled HFS+

hope this helps

Clay

SuperMiguel 12-28-2009 09:03 PM

is there a way to disable USB booting? when i turn my laptop with out the external HD it takes about 8 seconds (SSD) and when ever the external is plugged in it takes about 15 seconds.. Is trying to boot from it.. any way to stop it??

SuperMiguel 12-28-2009 09:35 PM

i guess i just have to change my partition map scheme to apple partition map right?

chscag 12-28-2009 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuperMiguel (Post 969443)
Whats the best file system i can put in my external drive, to use it with time machine to put backups in it??

There is no "best" file system to use with Time Machine because it won't work with any file system other than the Mac HFS extended FS. And, you should use the GUID partition scheme not the Apple partition map.

Regards.

SuperMiguel 12-28-2009 11:26 PM

but with the GUID partition scheme my system takes a while to boot...

Slydude 12-29-2009 01:00 AM

Open System Preferences and open the Startup Disk preference pane. Make sure that it is set to your internal drive. If that is set correctly the Mac wouldn't normally be trying to boot from the external drive.

Not quite sure what would be causing that big a delay unless something is checking the external drive for problems.

SuperMiguel 12-29-2009 08:15 AM

still does hang for extra 5 seconds when the external is connected


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