MacBook new hard drive & memory

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by asmith1802, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. asmith1802 macrumors newbie

    asmith1802

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    #1
    Hi
    I just upgraded my MacBook (unibody late 2009) with a 500GB seagate moments hard drive and 8GB of kingston apple memory.
    Everything seems to be working OK with the exception that backing up using time machine seems to be running at a snail pace.
    I am using a 500GB USB western digital external drive and had no problem backing up before. Could the problem be that the name of the internal hard drive has changed?
    I had updated to OSX Lion before the upgrade and had backed up OK.
    Any ideas?
    Andy:confused:
     
  2. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    Time Machine uses the UUID of the hard disc and having found a new UUID (new disc) it will be doing a complete backup rather than just an incremental backup.

    So depending how big a complete backup is then yes it could take a while.....

    Nothing to worry about unless the external drive isn't very big !!
     
  3. asmith1802 thread starter macrumors newbie

    asmith1802

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    Thanks

    Thanks for that. I'll set it going and go to bed!:)
     

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