500GB G-Drive erased part of itself?!!??!??! :(

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Winter Charm, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Winter Charm macrumors 6502a

    Winter Charm

    Jul 31, 2008
    Guys, I'm not entirely sure what happened here... or whether the issues is with the G-Drive i bought or a Bug in the Time Machine software...

    The G-drive was plugged into my FW800 port as usual on my Macbook Pro, and I noticed that the drive had gone to sleep. The Mac tried running an automated time machine backup, but the drive didn't wake up.

    Noticing the problem, I cancelled the time machine backup
    It was still "asleep" when I unmounted it, powered it down, and re-mounted it.

    And that's when I noticed about 100GB of files missing from the drive!!! :eek:

    Mostly they were my old backups, and I haven't had time to go through and look into what else may have been lost, but I'm really worried right now... :/

    This is not good news. At all. Does anyone know if this is an OS X bug or an Issue with the G-drives? I don't feel comfortable knowing that my machines may erase themselves at any given moment :(
  2. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Is it full?

    Timemachine will delete older backups in favor of newer ones.

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