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I want to buy this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148360

My question is, can I set aside a partition just for time machine, then use the rest of the drive for things like media, windows, linux, itunes library, etc..?
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As long as the one partition is formatted for HFS+ you should be able to select the partition in the Time Machine System Preference. On my iMac I have the hard drive partitioned and it shows the 2nd partition as an option to use for the TM backup. You should be ok.
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As long as the one partition is formatted for HFS+ you should be able to select the partition in the Time Machine System Preference. On my iMac I have the hard drive partitioned and it shows the 2nd partition as an option to use for the TM backup. You should be ok.

Cool, thanks.
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format the drive as GUID partition map, otherwise, it will only backup a few gigs.
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