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11-02-2009 06:28 AM
Yes, you can use a SimpleSave. Use disk utility to reformat the drive. It'll erase all the HP stuff the drive comes with (you don't need it) and you'll have a clean drive. I did this last night and no problems. I'm now using it as a Time Machine drive.
11-02-2009 10:27 AM
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11-02-2009 10:38 AM - edited 11-02-2009 10:39 AM
HP's SimpleSave software may make backing up easy, but Apple's iMacs already have simple backup software. Time Machine in the OS automatically sets up an attached hard drive and completely automates the backup process.
I bought the SimpleSave yesterday at Costco because the $99 price was right. I didn't care how HP was positioning the product. Even though it only lists Windows compatibility, I knew that with a Mac, a drive is a drive. It took five minutes to reformat the drive and it's working perfectly. And when you erase the unnecessary (for a Mac) HP software, documentation, etc., you recover a few GBs of space.
11-07-2009 04:41 PM
I also did the same thing, configured with Mac Timemachine after formatting the HP simple save hardrive. But I am not able to get rid of the "HP Launcher" thats displayed as a CD icon in desktop and in finder. Where you able to get rid of that and if yes can you please let me know.
11-18-2009 12:22 AM
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