598 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 27, 2009 2:47 PM by Pondini
edit by me...turned out that one of the drives was faulty...
checked with Disk Utility showed "minor repairs required " and having done that the WD Drive Manager loaded, so changed the RAID as required and set Time Machine going. And then came the report from Drive Manager "Drive A failed" ...and so it's going back.
I know this happens occasionally and wouldn't be a problem IF the retailer had been able to replace it quickly...but no, they have to wait for approval and so I have to wait...so obviously I'm having my money back instead and shopping elsewhere.
Whinge over...was I just unlucky, or should I look at other brands?
Message was edited by: Pat Taylor
I'm no expert on external drives, but I find it hard to believe that you cannot use Disk Utility to erase and format that drive for Time Machine. WD may be saying you can't use DU if you also want to use the software that comes with the WD disk, but you don't.
Check out Disk Utility's help -- it will do various RAID things, including Striped.
That doesn't necessarily mean your drive is good; just that DU should be able to handle it.