to use time backup is it necessary to purchase a time capsule?
just purchased my first MAC, a new macbook latest edition
- Asked by Chris W
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3 Answers from the Community
No, you can actually use any external hard drive to use Time Machine, however, using a Time Capsule is the simplest method since it does not require you to plug in an external hard disk every time you want to back up your data. It simply runs in the background, keeping your data backed up.
- Answered by Andrew E from Sackville
No, you may designate a desktop drive if you wish.
- Answered by Doug P from Winter Springs
No. I'm using a Seagate Free Agent on my Mac and an Iomega on my wife's Mac and both are fine--although the Seagate is ideally suited for Time Machine and is Mac-friendly in the "Mac version."
- Answered by Jon C from Castaic