11th April 2008 at 1:21 pm

Praise for Apple Time Machine

The new Mac mini is up and running and the Website has been moved back – Hopefully the new hardware should result in a big speed increase.

The old mini was a G4 1.25 GHz – this has been replaced with an Intel core duo 1.83 GHz.  If the hype is to be believed, it should run twice as fast.

Th biggest revelation was Time Machine – as I was changing architectures, I didn’t expect it to be able to help – but I was wrong.  The process was seamless:

  1. Start-up new Mac
  2. Click to restore from time machine
  3. Select drive with backup on it.
10 minutes later, the Mac reboots and has taken on all the settings from the dead Mac, even down to the fixed IP address.