What other USB devices are being used at the same time? All applications were closed at the time. Interestingly, upon bringing the disk home today and switching it on it won’t mount at all, on my computer or that of my partner. I discovered that shortly after TM was stalling somewhere between 10 and 40 mins after commencing the backup , repeated messages would appear in system. Reply I have this question too I have this question too Me too Me too. Nov 7, 7:
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Posted on Nov 1, 4: User profile for user: All replies Drop Down menu. So, if you’re having this or some other difficulty, on a drive that you haven’t purchased new, it may be worth considering lbueeye an unsuccessful TM backup may be due to a current, or imminent, problem with the disk.
At the same time a USB mouse blureye plugged in. Mac OS X Speciality level out blueeyw ten: This suggested to me that there was some sort of intermittent failure of the disk, or the connection between the Macbook Pro and the disk, or something I don’t understand. The message I wanted to convey is that, in my experience, TM may fail during a backup stall in fact, as no explicit message was generated to a disk that outwardly appears to be fully functional.
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Particularly in light of the fact that I didn’t receive any explicit error messages, that is other than the one in the system. What other USB devices are being used at the same time?
I haven’t had any problems with timeouts Nov 20, Not only should u253 be faster – but it’s an entirely different connection. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. Reply I have this question too I have this question too Me too Me too.
I’m not sure if in my case there is a minor error with the disk, a fault with TM, or both. I subsequently tried backing up for the first time on a freshly re-partitioned GUID map Firewire external disk Prolific PL Combo Device in a BlueEye O2 case at home, and this worked perfectly the first time, taking a couple of hours.
Nov 1, 6: Time Machine times-out on external USB disk, but works on 2 others Hello, I wanted to share my experience, in case it is helpful to someone else. It is a Maxtor blieeye in a BlueEye U case. On each attempt to make the initial backup, TM would copy between 2 and 25GB of data of 75 total to the disk, and then stall indefinately, without giving an u2355. Ask a question Reset. It is working on your firewire drives and failing on the USB drive. I was completely fed-up! Subsequent backups to this drive work fine.
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All applications were closed at vlueeye time. It is worth keeping in mind that this disk has been working perfectly for me – I’ve been backup up entire system to it every couple of days using SuperDuper, without any errors or problems.
Interestingly, upon bringing the disk home today and switching it on it won’t mount at all, on my computer or that of my partner.
It appears that one of my external hard disks has a hardware fault, or that TM is overly sensitive to its state, thus preventing blueeje using it for backup. Finally I decided to follow what was being thrown up to the system. After upgrading from Tiger to Leopard on my Macbook Pro 2.
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I discovered that shortly after TM was stalling somewhere between 10 and 40 mins after commencing the backuprepeated messages would appear in system. Just my two cents worth.
Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post. As an aside, switching between the TM backup disks at Home and Work works well – Uu235 just catches up from where it last left off on the particular drive.