6 Replies Latest reply: May 16, 2014 10:55 AM by BDAqua
dean.geddes Level 1 Level 1

I partitioned the 3 TB external hard drive into four partitions to use with Leopard's Time Machine.  The partition I was using for Time Machine was 300 GB.  Time Machine required 55 GB for the backup.  When almost finished I received the following error:


Time Machine Error

Unable to complete backup.  The backup volume may have been ejected or disconnected from your computer.


After receiving the error the drive is not recognized by the computer.


Please help.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Reply by BDAqua on May 15, 2014 12:30 PM Helpful

Is this a "Green" drive that may sleep on it's own?


Is this a Bus Powered USB drive that may be pulling over 500 mA?


Does it show in Disk Utility at All?

Reply by BDAqua on May 15, 2014 5:34 PM Helpful

Hmmm, if doesn't show in any of thise, I suspect a bad drive or case... 3TB drives are the highest failure rate, not may that soon though.

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