How To: Backup Your Mac With Time Machine

I’m going to keep this short and sweet: If you have a Mac, but you’re not using Apple’s free (and easy) Time Machine to back up your computer, you need to be slapped. Now that I’ve got your attention, I’ve whipped up a tutorial video on how easy it is to set up Time Machine so you can back up your computer because…I said so.

Probably the hardest part of setting up Time Machine to back up your Mac is finding an external Hard Drive. If you don’t have one laying around, I’m a fan of Seagate products – They have never let me down, so that’s what I would suggest. But any brand will do, just so long as the drive has enough space to hold your backup.

You need an external drive with AT LEAST equal the amount of space of your current computer’s drive. My suggestion would be a drive that has double the amount of space of your current hard drive. For example, if your computer has a 250GB Hard Drive installed, you need 500GB external drive (Here’s how to find out how much space your Mac has).

Or you can use any Hard Drive that’s formatted to work on a Mac. If you have an external drive that was used with a Windows machine, make sure to move the data to another location before connecting it to your Mac and setting up Time Machine.

You’ll find out why when you watch my tutorial…