Unable to keep my external hard drive connected to my computer for backup with Time Machine.
I am using an external LaCie hard drive to backup my computer. In the last month or so I have noticed that when my computer is in the sleep mode for sometime the hard drive disconnects from my computer. I than get an error message that tells me that I have failed to disconnect the hard drive device before turning it off. Do I have a problem and if so is there a fix for the problem.
I have a similar question. I have backed up my external hard drive through my computer, onto my TC. When I go into TM, it doesn't show the external hard drive unless it is connected to the computer. Can I access the info from the external hard drive that is on the TC if I don't have the hard drive plugged in? If so, how can I do that?
I just fix my macbook air because it was kernel panic. They changed the hard drive. I could not back up with Time Machine, because it did not work and I had over Adobe creative suite 5 design premium student. But I finished my studies last year and I
I just got a new external hard drive and will be getting my macbook pro next week. I was wondering if the external hard drive could be used as both a time machine and to have extra files on it? And if so how would you do that?Time Machine requires a
I backed up my system using 10.6 Snow Leopard's Time Machine to an external hard drive. I did this because I purchased a new internal hard drive to upgrade my 2007 White Macbook from 80GB to 320GB. When I installed the new hard drive, I installed 10.
I am trying to keep my Elements 2TB external hard drive connected to my Time Machine (via USB), and also use it as an external media source for my PS3. When connecting the drive directly to the PS3 through the USB it recognizes it perfectly as an e
Currently I have a hub connected to my airport extreme. There are 2 external hard drives connected to the hub. One has my iTunes library on it, and the other is being used for time machine backups. I have no problem doing the backup wirelessly to the
Hello Apple Support Communities! This is my first post. Hope this finds you all well My first year as an Apple user. I bought a 2-Tb TC and am running my first backup to my MacBook as I write this. Problem statement: TC can't backup external hard dri
I have an external hard drive connected to my Intel-based iMac through a FireWire 400 cable. The drive doesn't come up on the desktop after turning on the hard drive power. If I connect through the USB cable, it appears quickly on the desktop. Why is
I've just bought a time capsule, but have not yet opened it, because I wanted to make sure what I want to do is possible (so I don't have to exchange it). So here's what I want to do: In the past I have tried to connect an external hard drive to my a
Hello, How do I access external hard drive connected to AirPort Extreme via iPad / windows laptop. I donot have a Mac and I use windows laptop.For your iPad, you will need an app, like FileBrowser, to access the external drive. For your Windows lapto
How to install windows 8 onto an external hard drive connected with usb 2.0?Transfer win 8 from inside hd to external hd. Cloning Win 8 is also OK. Aomei Backupper can do the above. In additional, Do you know Windows to Go? http://www.disk-partit
I can't see my external hard drive connected to my TC, I have connected to the USB port on my TC but cannot see it , any ideasHello Bob, I have a powered hub plugged into my Time Capsule. Into the powered hub I have a printer; printer works fine. Int
How can I setup a time machine back up using a external hard drive connected to the Airport extreme? Even better for time managment purposes I want to use the Eithernet Thunderbolt connection for the first back up and then through the wifi there afte
Can Time Machine back up a second external hard drive that is attached via usb to a Time Capsule? I have a iMac with 10.7.4I want to back up the data on the external Hard Drive that is attached to the Time Capsule to the Tim Capsule using Time Machin
I'm frustrated, I am doing everything you recommend, I use only two channels, have plenty of memory in my hard disk, and external hard drive, no effects, and still having problems with Garage band. Giving messages as you ave too many live channels, t
just got Prosoft drive genius 3 software, and it's telling me that the external hard drive that i am using for my time machine back up drive needs to be defragmented. is it wise to do this or should i not??Let's hope a couple things: that you have b
Approximately how much hard drive space is needed to back up using time machine? I mean what capacity of external hard drive would suffice?BokVenter wrote: So are you saying that if I've just bought the 1TB hard drive macbook, I should get a 3TB har
My Imac drive just died. Always backed up with Time machine to a WD My Passport. But after connecting it to my other imac (also running Snow Leopard) all the files are missing. I click on backup.backupdb but no files - just applications. Any ideas?We
After an install of Lion, my secondary internal hard drive used for backup and time machine is not showing on the desktop. Cannot be located with Disk Utility either. Contains vital files! please help...I have a TB internal drive, but this is what it
Since updating OS to Mountain Lion from leopard, I get the following error message when trying to backup with time machine on external drive. "Could not complete backup to media share. The network backup disk does not support the required AFP featu