With Time Machine, you can back up files on your Mac that weren’t part of the macOS installation, such as apps, music, photos and documents. When Time Machine is turned on, it automatically backs up your Mac and performs hourly, daily and weekly backups of your files.
When you use Time Machine, Time Machine also saves local snapshots you can use to recover previous versions of files, even if your backup disk is not attached. These snapshots are created hourly, stored on the same disk as the original files and saved for up to 24 hours or until space is needed on the disk. Local snapshots are only created on disks using the APFS.
Note: If you’re using APFS, local snapshots are created on your APFS disk, regardless of whether the disk is on a Mac notebook computer or desktop Mac.
If you accidentally delete or change a file, you can use Time Machine to recover it.
This hard drive is perfect to use with the Time Machine Software.
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