Toshiba Canvio Stor.e

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Hi All.

I have just bought a 1TB Canvio Stor.e to back up all of my data using the Time Machine. At £50 with a 3 year warranty, it makes sense to me.

I have reformatted the drive and have backed up for the first time. However the issue is that every time the iMac goes to sleep, it freezes and won't reopen without a forced reboot using the button at the rear. the screen shows up a dark grey and won't budge.

I have tried ejecting the drive in Finder after use, but that defeats the object and the iMac only finds it again after a small amount if activity to start the issue all over again.

It is connected to one of the USB ports at the rear.

I appreciate that my best option would be the wireless Time Capsule, however at 5 times the price, it seems an expensive and costly way of solving this little niggle.

Thanks, John.
 

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You're saying that the Toshiba drive is causing your iMac to freeze up when the iMac goes into sleep mode? If that's what is happening, return the drive to where you purchased it from and get another brand of drive. Either that, or only attach the Toshiba when you need to make a Time Machine backup. I do not keep my Time Machine drive attached at all times, only when I backup. Of course that requires some discipline in remembering to make backups.
 
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You're saying that the Toshiba drive is causing your iMac to freeze up when the iMac goes into sleep mode? If that's what is happening, return the drive to where you purchased it from and get another brand of drive. Either that, or only attach the Toshiba when you need to make a Time Machine backup. I do not keep my Time Machine drive attached at all times, only when I backup. Of course that requires some discipline in remembering to make backups.

Tha's a fair comment and considering that the drive is for the safe keeping of files, it would make sense to remove it and store it safely away.

I may just consider that unless anyone else could come up with a solution?

Thanks, John.
 
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That is the best solution. Use SuperDuper and only connect on weekly updates. That way you always power down prior to removing to save any corruption of powering on and off hilst mounted.
 

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