Time Machine can't find new internal HD

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  1. c23roo macrumors regular

    May 29, 2004
    I just installed a new 1 TB HD in my Mac Pro to use for Time Machine backups. Right now I have my original 500 MB HD inside the MP, a 500 MB external I was using for TM, and now I want (need) to use the new internal HD.

    So I installed it ok, as that was pretty ridiculously easy.

    I thought I would be ok just with 1 partition. But when I selected the new HD for TM backups, it says it can't find the volume. I looked in disc utility and it recognizes the disc is there.

    What have I done wrong - or what can I do to fix this? Please help!

    - c
  2. c23roo thread starter macrumors regular

    May 29, 2004
    Um, thanks anyway!

    Well it seems everything's working this morning. Not sure what I did, or didn't do, but I must not have been patient enough. Not a new problem for me... :rolleyes:

    - c
  3. krye macrumors 68000


    Aug 21, 2007
  4. c23roo thread starter macrumors regular

    May 29, 2004
    what do you mean?

    i just plugged it in, clicked on disk utility, and chose 1 partition, i think...

    - c
  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    My Time Machine HDD technically doesn't exist according to Mac OS. It keeps backing stuff up (I think) but it never shows up as a drive on the desktop or in Finder. But then when I disconnect the USB cable it gives me a talking-to about ejecting first. What a load of patooey.

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