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    Time Machine
    My mom just purchased a new 27" imac. First one in our family. We love it. My question is regarding Time Machine and attaching my portable hard drive to it. We have a airport extreme as our wireless router. Would it be better to connect the portable hard drive there instead of the back of the imac?

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    Jun 17, 2011
    Mac Pro 3.5 Ghz 6 Core XEON, 1TB SSD,64GB . MBPro 2.2Ghz 480GB SSD, 500GB HD, 16GB
    If you are only backing up one machine, I would suspect that a direct connection to the iMac would always be a better option.

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    Absolutely the first backup use a direct connection. After that you can plug into the AES if you desire (I would FWIW).
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Apr 24, 2011
    (27" iMac i5) (2011 15" MacBook Pro)
    We have our HD connected to the AirPort Extreme. No issues so far. We are sharing the HD between two machines though. I'd probably connect it directly if it were for one machine.
     iMac 27" 2.7Ghz i5
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