External Drive Help???!!!!!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jwp1964, May 14, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I have an OWC Mercury Elite 7200 RPM USB 2+1.1 60 GB drive I am trying to use as a backup for my G4 iBook, 933, 640MB, AE, BT laptop. I cannot get Retrospect Express to backup to the drive...always says the drive is "busy". Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am a novice and have read the instructions and help section prior to posting and have not been successful in my attempts?????? :confused:
     
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    Duff-Man

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    Duff-Man says....what version of Retrospect? Have you got the latest Retrospect Driver Update file for your version? ......oh yeah!
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. I'll try the driver update download and see if that helps. I really do enjoy this Mac community after my switch 3 months ago!!!! :) :) :)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Duff-man...I updated the drivers and I'm still getting the same thing. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
     
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    ibjoshua

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    Have you tried unmounting and mounting? How about formatting again and making sure it's a supported format. Maybe Retrospect can format disks itself?

    I use Carbon Copy Cloner with an external FreWire and it works like a dream.

    i_b_joshua
     
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    Chip NoVaMac

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    I never tried Retrospect on the Mac, but tried it on Windoze. Carbon Copy Cloner beats it hands down. The only issue I found is that i need to do a permissions repair in order to get a "good" backup.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I B Joshua...I took your advice and downloaded Carbon Copy Cloner and was able to backup with no problem at all!! Thanks. :D
     
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    Chip NoVaMac

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    We are all glad that it worked for you. It truly is worth the price.
     

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