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    Partition for TM

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    Partition for TM
    I have a new MBP and I think I'd like to partition the hard drive in order to set up Time Machine to back up my stuff. This is what I have:
    Model Name: MacBook Pro (Mac OS x ver. 10.6.7)
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core i7
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Boot ROM Version: MBP81.0047.B04
    SMC Version (system): 1.69f1

    With my processor, etc., can I partition and is it a good idea?

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    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
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    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
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    Partition for TM
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    '07 MBP 256GB SSD/6GB RAM/SL <--DAW!!!
    A better idea would be to make an external HD your TimeMachine backup drive.
    If you partition your system HD for TM and the internal HD craps out on you, you will loose everything on that HD.
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    Partition for TM

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    This will sound so dumb, but an external has to be plugged in right? I have a laptop and frequently move around from room to room to outside, etc.

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    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    You sound like the target market for a Time Capsule.

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    +1 for Time Capsule.

    Here's a refurb on the Apple site for $209.
    Refurbished Time Capsule - 1TB, w/Simultaneous Dual-Band Wi-Fi - Apple Store (U.S.)

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    Partition for TM

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
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    Sorry, didn't mean to put it in News and Community Announcements. Thanks for re-directing.

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    And think of this. What will happen when, not if, your hard drive fails and TM is on a partition which will not be accessible? Go for an external mains powered drive in a suitable case.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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