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

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    Jul 31, 2008
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    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 601

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    Dec 14, 2007
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    Is it full?

    Timemachine will delete older backups in favor of newer ones.
     

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