Can this be used for backing up an iMac hard drive?

I have less than 200GB of content on my iMac harddrive. Can I use this for backing up through Time Machine?

  • Asked by Kevin G from Nehalem
  • Dec 31, 2012
LaCie 256GB SSD Rugged Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Solid-State Drive

LaCie 256GB SSD Rugged Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Solid-State Drive

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    This would work perfectly for backing up an iMac. If you don't have a recent iMac, you won't be able to use the ultra-fast Thunderbolt option, but you will still be able to use USB.

    • Answered by Richard P from Indian Hills
    • Jan 21, 2013
  • Yes, or course! Just be sure that there is less consumed space on your iMac, than what the LaCie drive has as capacity.

    You may be limited, though, by how many older/previous versions of larger files are retained, as OS X will delete older versions of file backups as newer ones are added.

    • Answered by Mike M from Beaverton
    • Jan 3, 2013