kewms wrote:pseingalt wrote:
And if you're up against Apple's stingy storage limits, Time Machine is useless. Maybe if you have a TB, 256 GB is useless.
Excuse me? You can buy whatever size external Time Machine drive you want, from any company you want. Mine is a 4 TB Seagate drive.
External USB drives fail regularly. Data corruption can occur easily if the cable is pulled out or the drive improperly unmounted. Then there's all the Apple Support posts about Time Machine not working properly. The popularity of data recovery software. Clean room labs. These are not rare occurrences either.
ps: You better get another drive, If your external drive fails, you'll be out of luck.