Can Apple's Time Machine Be Used with Any External Drive?

Answer Any hard drive that works with the Mac can be used for Time Machine. However, the drive needs to be formatted correctly. Format your hard drive using the disk utility included with the Mac and sele... Read More »

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Why wont my external hard drive work with my bluray but a my flash drive does?

Most televisions and BluRay players cannot work with a USB based hard drive. I suspect it is something about the power requirements but I am not sure.You probably want a small media server that wo... Read More »

Can i leave my external hard drive plugged in all the time?

An external hard drive can be left plugged in to both your computer and the wall at all times, and can be used just as if it was an internal hard drive. Much like your computer, it is advisable to ... Read More »

What type of external hard drive is used for dish network?

The type of external hard drive that would be compatible would be a USB 2.0 external hard drive, with an external power source (not powered by the receiver's USB port.) The EHD minimum size would b... Read More »

Cant use external hard drive and ipod at the same time..?

You have a USB problem of some kind.What machine? What OS?Is the external hard drive a portable type that draws power from the USB port, or a desktop type which has its own AC power adapter.One gue... Read More »