Got my new external drive

By on May 14, 2008 | 0 comments

The Iomega Ultramax HDD that I mentioned in my last blog post came today. Even though it was already in the HFS+ filesystem, as soon as I plugged it in I used the Disk Utility and reformated/partitioned it. I have read about people having problems with Time Machine doing the initial backup (over 10gb) on a hdd that doesn’t use the GUID partition scheme. Rather than worrying about it I figured it was easier just to make sure it was right before I enabled Time Machine. Anyways this drive isn’t performing bad at all. I have been actively using the computer and it has transfered 12gb in 30 minutes. My initial backup is 88.5gb, so it shouldn’t take too long. edit: 35gb transfered after 1 hour. so it’s actually speeding up… edit: 72gb in 1 1/2 hours. edit: Finished! 88.53gb backed up in 1 hour 42 minutes. I will write a review up about the hard drive in at least a couple days to a week. I want to have some time using it so that I can make it as informational as possible. Here’s a pic of the box just taken quickly with my...

HDD for TimeMachine

By on May 9, 2008 | 0 comments

Last night I ordered an external HDD for my iMac so that I can take advantage of TimeMachine. I thought I’d give the Iomega Ultramax Firewire 400/USB 2.0 a try. It should arrive some time next week. So expect a review on it in a couple weeks once I can gather some information on it. Oh, and if you haven’t read it already, please take a look at my iMac review.

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