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So, I just reformated my old pc external hard drive to the mac format. I did a backup with time machine. When I open up my photos via my external hard drive on iphoto (simply clicking on my hard drive and going to photos, and i photo - the pictures seemed to instantly download - and I wanted to be sure I was simply not opening them up on my internal hard drive and indeed did have a backed up copy.

Another reason I ask this is that I plan on having two external harddrives and making two copies of each photo and leaving my hard drive relatively clear. I take A LOT of photos - it is a hobby of mine and I will probably quickly fill up my 125 gb SSD internal harddrive.

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So, from reading this I take it that it's OK to delete photos from my startup disc? Startup disc is almost full, 98GB drive is at 97.5 GB. How can I be sure the photos are actually on the (160GB) time machine drive before I start deleting them?
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