Do I need System Protection for an external HDD?


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I have an external hard drive where I keep things like drive images, backup files (CrashPlan), offline data, etc.

I'm beginning to get concerned about available space. I ran a report using an application called TreeSize and noticed that I have a considerable amount of space (46GB) being consumed by System Volume Information, which I understand are Restore Points, A.K.A System Protection.

I'd like the use of that 46GB that is in the System Volume Information unless it will create a problem.

So do I need System Protection on the external HDD? If so, why. If not, why not.

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TrainableMan

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You shouldn't really delete it but you might set the limit to 4GB. See how HERE. Be sure to specify the drive letter of your external drive not C: .
 

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