What volume format should I use for a 3 TB external USB hard drive that will be used to store Mac OS X 10.5.8 Time Machine & Retrospect backups?

What volume format should I use for a 3 TB external USB hard drive that will be used to store Mac OS X 10.5.8  Time Machine & Retrospect backups?

The four options that I am given are Mac OS Extended (Journaled), Mac OS Extended, Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled), & Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive).

Which Volume Format option should I choose?


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meko72Connect With a Mentor Commented:
When I installed my wifes external Harddrive on her mac book for backups and storage I used  Extended (Journaled) and she has not had any problems.
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jmeggersConnect With a Mentor Sr. Network and Security EngineerCommented:
I usually use journaled, but from what I've read that's only necessary if the drive will be used as a boot drive.  Non-journaled seems to be fine for general storage.  I'm not enough of a hardware geek to know whether there would be a problem doing journaled on a drive for backups.
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strungConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Definitely Extended (Journaled). See: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2355?viewlocale=en_US
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noxchoConnect With a Mentor Global Support CoordinatorCommented:
Does Retrospect support HFS+ file system?
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strungConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes. HFS+ is the native Mac format.
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mccrickConnect With a Mentor Commented:
also: not case sensitive, that could be considered a geeky server setting and could cause the average home user a lot of grief.
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strungCommented:
Well put.
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