Time Machine?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dazzer21, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. dazzer21 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2005
    I've got an Aluminium iMac (320Gb HD) which I've now had for about 2 weeks. A couple of days ago, I set up Time Machine, backing up to an external 500Gb drive via Firewire 800.

    Now about every 5 seconds or so, the machine 'stops'. If I'm typing at any speed, the odd letter is missing as the machine pauses and doesn't process it. Also, moving the mouse causes momentary freezing which is SO annoying.

    However, I've just turned it off and it's still doing it. It wasn't before TM was set up. Any ideas?
  2. Hates macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    London, UK
    Do you get the same behaviour if you stop time machine and unplug the external drive?

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