Backup Drive acting up

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rsnacks, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. rsnacks macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2013
    The Backup drive on my Mac Pro is showing that it is nearly full (800+gb/1tb) but when I open the drive, there is on folder in it with less than 1mb of data in it. I have used Omnidisk to see if that would manage to see the hidden information, but to no avail. Has this happened to anyone? I have no idea whats going on. Thanks in advance!
  2. Tesselator macrumors 601


    Jan 9, 2008
    Open DiskUtility, click "Repair Disk", and tell us what happens.
  3. rsnacks thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2013
    I have already tried repairing the disk. Didn't fix it.
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    Repartition the disk and start again. It's a backup, so you will not lose any data by deleting it -- and it doesn't sound like it's been backing up successfully anyway.
  5. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    You could try Disk Warrior to rebuild the drive. I've used it to redo a lot of broken drives to get data off. But if it's a pure backup drive, perhaps it's best to wipe it and start again.
  6. DPUser macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2012
    Do you really want to trust your backups to a flakey drive? Buy a new one (or, even better, two)and back up before it's too late.
  7. rsnacks thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2013
  8. PowerPCMacMan macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2012
    PowerPC land
    Sounds like

    a pending hard drive that is about to fail. I would get a new drive and use CCC to backup your stuff.. If that drive goes, you will be screwed, ROYALLY! Driver Savers, while a data recovery service, is not the cheapest out there and depending on how much data you have it could number in the 1000s of dollars to recover it.

    GET A NEW HARD DRIVE while there is still time. Get Voltans Smart Utility and check the drive. If its failing, get a new drive immediately.

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