New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Other Hardware and Peripherals Other Apple systems and peripherals discussion.

is my TM back up seagate drive finally kaput? help please


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Ttaylor394

 
Ttaylor394's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 15, 2011
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 358
Ttaylor394 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: '10 21.5iMac self update-1TB 16GB-'12 MBP13 self update 1TB 16gb-32GB&16gb iphones-32GB iPad,

Ttaylor394 is offline
Hey all,
yesterday i sat down to see that my TM had 'Not Backed-up' It has been doing so since approx april of this year [[[The drive tho is about 2 years old and it is a 1tb Seagate.. i can't remember much else about it]]] It mentioned something like 'files may be read only' Not sure what that meant. I then click the TM emblem to start back up now, and it almost instantly says that it can't find the drive.

I just said ok, ill look into it later. Looked at it today, same thing. I then went to disk utility and it is in fact there, now that i think back idk if it was mounted or anything (not sure how/if that matters).
I see the drive there and I click verify.. it does some stuff, about 10 min later it says must repair... i hit repair and then i get the message in the first picture attached
"Disk utility can't repair this disk. Back up a...format the disk, and restore your backed-up files."


I said, ok, i'll check it out later..... I'm pretty passive lately.

Earlier about an hour before starting this post i go through the same thing. Very/repair...
same error message with the second screen shot attached.

The only thing i did during this entire time line that involved me physically touching the drive/cables was after this second error message. I simply unplugged the usb and plugged it in. ANd did some things around the house.

As i then start to get on here to post my situation i glance up at the TM emblem. And it is going through the back up process. It has the clock emblem spinning. It is at ~86 of 290 gigs through my HDD.

So i decide to check Disk Utility and see what it says.. I did not verify/repair the disk at all not wanting to startle the TM process lol.. i just mainly glanced at the smart status stuff and the read write status and noticed how it is different than when I had the errors. that is the last attached screen shot.

Now finished with this post. it is 123 gigs into the 290 of my HDD.

I think that is everything.

so i have a couple of questions.

1. Is this bad?.... does it mean that the seagate will eventually be crapping out?
2. Did my unplugging/plugging hurt or help or neither?
3. What do i do?.. 3rd party verification software?... erase(format) and do a fresh back up?? (((wouldn't be loosing anything of importance from the old back ups.. everything important is still on the hdd.. photos.. little finance thing)))
i ask this question with the most emphasis because if it is on its last leg, money is very tight and another drive purchase is going to be difficult. Esp because my applecare is about to expire this 22nd and that takes precedence in my book.

please help.. thanks!

21.5"iMac i3 3.06:running 10.7  500GB HD  16GB DDR3  Magic Trackpad  Black iPhone4 32GB  White iPhone4 16GB  Apple Extreme Airport Base Station 
QUOTE Thanks
Ttaylor394

 
Ttaylor394's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 15, 2011
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 358
Ttaylor394 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: '10 21.5iMac self update-1TB 16GB-'12 MBP13 self update 1TB 16gb-32GB&16gb iphones-32GB iPad,

Ttaylor394 is offline
edit::
The following morning i check the status of my TM and it did a successful backup, and another when told it to back up now.

Is there still a chance of it dying sooner rather than later like i asked above?
thanks

21.5"iMac i3 3.06:running 10.7  500GB HD  16GB DDR3  Magic Trackpad  Black iPhone4 32GB  White iPhone4 16GB  Apple Extreme Airport Base Station 
QUOTE Thanks
bobtomay

 
bobtomay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Posts: 25,008
bobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

bobtomay is offline
Don't think anyone has responded because there is not going to be any sort of definitive answer that can be provided based on those circumstances.

Based on your description, I would suspect an issue with the communication between the computer and the controller of the external case rather than the drive itself that was somehow reset when you disconnected and reconnected it.

I would, however, run the disk repair on the external drive.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Does this archiving set up make sense? | Can anyone recommend a printer that won't use ink when I'm away? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Use Time Machine on 2 computers w/ 1 back up drive? Resqu2 Switcher Hangout 7 04-17-2011 06:27 PM
Time Machine Restore Issues - Kind of Odd... XJ-linux OS X - Operating System 2 12-10-2010 10:37 PM
Upgrading hard drive...Boot IDE or SCSI? lokerd Apple Desktops 5 10-19-2003 07:02 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?