Time Machine and Mac Mini

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

  1. intempo808 macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2007
    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

    Oct 10, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    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.

  3. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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

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