Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2012 1:50 PM (in response to hotdogthemovie)
May be some answers here; http://pondini.org/TM/Works.html
Read the whole article to get an idea how it all works ("home" button at the top to go to the index).
500GB is too small for a TM drive backing up another 500GB drive. 1.5TB would be much better.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 7:44 AM (in response to hotdogthemovie)
I discovered the answer when I used Carbon Copy Cloner to copy the backup instead of the Terminal. CCC has an option for block copy instead of file copy. Using that option resolves the issue.