Time Machine disconnects USB backup drive - Any thoughts?

Discussion in 'Apple' started by MacFan, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. MacFan

    MacFan Guest

    I am using a iOmega USB drive that was recommended and sold by Apple
    for my Time Machine backup drive. Every time I go to Time Machind and
    revert to an older date the program freezes and then I get a device
    removal error. I have to shut off the drive and restart it. But that
    only allows me to look at one past date before it freezes again.

    Anyone Know about this problem??


    MacFan, Jun 25, 2008
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  2. MacFan

    Simon Slavin Guest

    I suspect your USB device chain has a problem. First check all cables as
    Tom said. Then unplug all non-Apple USB devices and try it. If you're
    using non-Apple keyboards or mice, switch back to the Apple ones. If that
    doesn't help, unplug as many USB devices including the Apple ones as you
    can and try it.

    Then check the use of the drive on another Mac -- by taking it to an AppleStore if convenient.

    Simon Slavin, Jun 27, 2008
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