3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2013 11:49 AM by Eric Root
magpot1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I recently bought a Seagate 3TB backup drive for my Mac Desktop, which runs on OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2.  The Mac recognizes the drive, but when I launch Time Machine to execute the backup, it starts to work and begins counting the backup bytes, but then freezes and goes into the spinning wheel death spiral.  Despite leaving it run for extended periods of time, it does not complete the task and requires me to do a hard power down (ugh.)  Have tried it several times now, from two different login IDs.


I must have a setting somewhere that is causing it to get hung up.  It stops at the exact same count each time.  Very frustrating.  Suggestions?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)