TS1516: Mac OS X 10.5: Time Machine may display "Preparing" for a longer timeLearn about Mac OS X 10.5: Time Machine may display "Preparing" for a longer time
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2014 7:22 AM (in response to oldmovieguy)
Yes, I hope there is an answer for this mess. My seagate goflex portable no longer can be mounted by FW800 and the seagate 2 TB backup plus is going through the same issue you describe. Suddenly becomes unavailable, read only -- then ejects -- then verfies but cannot be repaifred, mounted or erased. -- on stinking Mavericks. Took the drive to work to a pre-Mavericks mac, loaded it up and reformatted it, all quite lovely. But I know for 99% certainty it will fail on Mavericks.