Have any of you Mac users noticed that if you have Time Machine enabled, it will absolutely drag your system down when it decides to perform a back up while you are working? It was driving me absolutely nuts until Cali pointed me to a little freeware application called Time Machine Editor 2.1.
Time Machine Editor allows you to specify a schedule for Time Machine to run so that it won’t get in your way constantly. For example, I was able to go in and tell mine to run daily at 3am. In theory I shouldn’t be interruped by this schedule, though you never know with me!
So, if you need to tame Time Machine give the editor a go. It solved my headaches!