Zina Posted October 11, 2007 Report Share Posted October 11, 2007 I bought a Western Digital 500 GB MyBook external hard drive to use as a backup drive for my Retrospect 6.0.212 daily backups. After about a month, Retrospect was unable to backup to the drive any more, giving me a "drive reported a failure: dirty heads, bad media, etc." error message. I returned the drive for a replacement, and the same thing is now happening again (within a month of getting the replacement drive). The files I backup every night are very large ones; I'm an illustrator and work on many very large (500 MB and up) files everyday, and I wonder if that has anything to do with it? Perhaps the drive is overheating, transferring many GBs of data every night? The machine that the MyBook is attached to is a MDD G4 1.25 Ghz running OS 10.3.9, and is backing up my working machine, a G5 running 10.4.10 over my Ethernet network. If anyone has any suggestions of a good, large external HD that works well with Macs, I'd be most grateful. I intend to buy a Mac Mini to replace the G4 in the next few months, if that makes a difference in HD recommendations. Many thanks in advance! -Zina Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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