Not sure if this is the correct place to ask, but why is a backup I am performing taking so long? iMac 2.4 backing up to a MaxtorMini4 250GB. I'm using the free Lacie software SilverKeeper as the software that came with the Mini doesn't work - well I cannot get it to work and their support sucks. I tried using CCC, but I didn't like looking at the ads they obviously need to display to pay for their efforts, so I am now trying the Lacie software. Time Machine is nice, but is uses all of the available space and the says it's out of space. Maybe there are better settings for this too. Well does anyone have any advice or is it typical for 135 gigs to take 24 hours to complete? Any advice is welcome.