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  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,286 points)

    I'd go for the OWC one, I view Seagate enclosures the problem, not so much the drives themselves, in fact, I don't trust/like any of the enclosures & chipsets used by any of the Hard Drive manufacturers.

  • greinke Level 1 (0 points)

    You've been incredibly helpful.  I will trust your judgement on this one.  Thank you again.

    GR

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,286 points)

    Great to hear GR, please post back when you've got & used it!

  • greinke Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro arrived today.  Installed it, and I get the same error messages as before.  Used the disk utility to repair the new drive and it was OK.  Same deal...."An error occurred while creating the backup folder."

     

    Not happy.

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,286 points)

    Dang...

     

    ootup holding CMD+r, or the Option/alt key to boot from the Restore partition & use Disk Utility from there to Repair the Disk, then Repair Permissions.

     

    If that doesn't help Reinstall the OS.

  • greinke Level 1 (0 points)

    That didn't work.  I've never reinstalled an OS before.  Can it be done without losing data?

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,286 points)

    In theory, you should not loose any of your data.

  • greinke Level 1 (0 points)

    OK - I called OWC tech support just to state my case.  The recommendation was to reinstall OS X.  Completed the installation, connected the drive and backed up using Time Machine.  Appeared as everything was progressing normally....checked after about an hour and the same error message appeared.  Error occurred while creating the backup folder.  OWC said I could send the drive back to be checked, but honestly, I don't think it's the drive.

     

    The hours I've spent trying to backup my drive has been frustrating to say the least.  I'll call Apple support again to see what they say.  Don't suggest I try a PC....that will NEVER happen!!

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,286 points)

    Have you tried some other backup App/Method than TM, like the CCC or other Backup apps on the OWC Disk came with?

     

    Get carbon copy cloner to make an exact copy of your old HD to the New one...

     

    http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html

     

    Or SuperDuper...

     

    http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/

     

    Or the most expensive one & my favorite, Tri-Backup...

     

    http://www.tri-edre.com/english/tribackup.html

    The DEmo of Tri-Bckup won;t stop at errors & has very useful log reportng as to the cause... I'd try it.

  • greinke Level 1 (0 points)

    Today I changed the connection from Firewire 800 to USB and......it has worked for the last 8 hours.  Would it be worth my while to use both CCC and Time Machine to back up to the external drive?  I don't use my Mac for work (retired) so immediate recovery is not essential - besides I have a MacBook Pro as well.  Can the two function side by side?

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,286 points)

    Well, don't use both on the same Partition.

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