Need help backing up external HDD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by speed999, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. speed999 macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2007
    Hi guys

    A bit of a weird one.

    I had a HDD fail. I baked up as much as i could save onto an older 500 gig drive....365 gig in total.

    I then bought a bunch of 2 TB drives to make proper backups so i don;t loose stuff in future.

    Anyway I have tried to copy the 365 gig from the older 500 gig drive over to the new 2TB drive. On my MAc pro it crashed three times after getting through about 50 gig. I have just tried connecting both drives to my imac and instead of copying all 365 gig in one go i tried one is 50 gig. I have just come home and it says "copying 35.5 gig of 50 gig...about 30 minutes to has crashed.

    This is mad. It seems i can;t easily back up my drives? They are both formatted as Mac Extended Journaled. I have googled and can;t find any reference to this problem.

    Can anyone help? I have checked to make sure my drives don;t go to sleep after 10 minutes and they don't. The files aren;t corrupt btw. I have had issues in the past backing up mac drives for some strange reason.

    Any advice would be great.

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Maybe the drive is defective? Try running Disk Utility on it
  3. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009

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