Time Machine won't back up

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Figory, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Figory macrumors member

    May 17, 2004
    I Ihave a 1 TB Lacie hard drive for Timemachine/
    It worked perfectly for months then I started getting error messages

    You can still open or copy files on the disk, but you can’t save changes to files on the disk. Back up the disk and reformat it as soon as you can.


    Files can’t be copied onto the backup disk because it appears to be read-only.

    You may need to repair or reformat the disk using Disk Utility. If the disk can’t be repaired, you must use a different disk for backups. Open Time Machine preferences to select a different backup disk.

    I have replaced my mac book pro hard drive ...
    I have reformatted the ext hard drive MANY times. It always works perfectly for a few days to a week then I get the error again
    Its driving me crazy.

    Any advice greatly appreciated!

  2. Dweez macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2011
    Down by the river
    I would consider replacing the drive as well.
  3. Figory thread starter macrumors member

    May 17, 2004
    Thanks so much for that info. Lacie are replacing it which is great.

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