7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 11, 2011 3:34 PM by Will Mardis
Will Mardis Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
On 2 recent occasions, the Time Machine partition on my network attached storage device (a 3rd party unit, not Apple) became inaccessible after a power failure. The only way to make the unit functional was to restore it to its original configuration which meant losing all the data on the unit. So, what good is a backup unit if it fails under conditions that might be expected to cause problems with my computers' hard drives (btw, I've never lost saved data from my Mac computers as a result of a power failure.)

My questions are: is this behavior (losing Time Machine data as a result of a power failure) to be expected? And, does anyone have experience with Time Capsule to suggest that I would not experience the same issues if I upgrade to Time Capsule? Will Time Machine data on a Time Capsule still be accessible after a power failure?

Thanks in advance for all assistance on this.

Quicksilver DP 1 GHz, 15 PowerBook, MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)