02 November 2007

Time Machine on older PowerBooks

A trap for young players (yes, me!) with implementing Time Machine on older Powerbook machines.

Leopard will install and run just fine -- and you can plug an external drive into the USB port, and backups will work -- but it's totally impractical, because certain older Powerbook models have only USB 1.1, rather than USB 2.0 -- which means it's very, very slow.

My recommendation -- if you have an old Powerbook, then try to get an external drive that uses Firewire rather than USB.

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