"I always buy bare drives and empty enclosures, so I've never noticed anything like this. " - This is very good advice and I usually do this, except for this time. Lesson learned. Haha Thanks!Damn. I had no idea. Well, as I said -- WD is big enough to make drives with custom interfaces.
I always buy bare drives and empty enclosures, so I've never noticed anything like this.
Sorry not to have been able to offer useful advice.
Yeah I'm noticing, unless you do the renice priority settings, any mouse movement or usage on the Mac results in Time Machine backup going to 0 (mine can show 4 hours for 200MB) - until I stop moving the mouse, let it sit for a few mins, then it backs it up in less than 10 mins. I'm starting to think the drive also has throughput problems too (in my case).Mine took over 7 hours once
That said, It would be nice for Time Machine to have a : "Hey, this is a MacBook that doesn't sit idle for long periods of time, backup ASAP, full resources" option.
I'm keeping Time Machine for now, but really liking CCC's backup options.