Time Machine and Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by intempo808, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. intempo808 macrumors regular

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    Jun 7, 2007
    #1
    Hey,
    I got my Mac Mini about a month ago now, and a couple of days ago I brought a 160GB External Hard drive for Time Machine. I don't like leaving the hard drive on when my Mac sleeps, so I turn it off to save power etc. but when I bring my Mac out of sleep mode, my mouse and stuff won't work, so I have to restart the Mac my mac by holding down the power button. This also happens if I switch off the hard drive when my Mac isn't asleep, in which case I have to put my Mac to sleep and wake it up again, then it returns to normal.

    Is this a problem with Time Machine, or just something I'm doing wrong?

    Any suggestion?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. Arnieaz macrumors member

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    Tucson, AZ
    #2
    Well, before you turn it off, do you eject it.
    You need to do that. Just right click on the drive icon and say eject.

    Arnie
     
  3. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    Jul 7, 2005
    #3
    Or get a drive that goes to sleep when not in use as well.
     

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