1. Trees's Avatar
    It's been a week since updating to Mavericks. Before Mavericks I always kept a USB drive connected for Time Machine.

    Reports indicate that external drives are being reformatted by Mavericks. Fortunately, I didn't update to Mavericks right away as I was waiting for a few apps to become Mavericks compatible.

    The threads below are concerning and the issue appears to be beyond just WD based drives. Before I try to resume Time Machine use, does anyone have any insights into this issue?

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-6202
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5518936?tstart=0
    https://discussions.apple.com/messag...23456#23643068
    Last edited by Dog5000; 11-16-2013 at 10:28 PM.
    11-16-2013 09:47 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    I'm using a WD USB drive for my iTunes library and I've not noticed issues with it... never really used WD's software anyway...
    Trees likes this.
    11-16-2013 10:18 PM
  3. Trees's Avatar
    Good to hear. I've not used their management tools either. I'm just be extra cautious here.
    11-16-2013 10:33 PM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    I have used several different USB drives with my Mavericks MBP...drives from Seagate and WD mostly, and not had any issues..
    Trees likes this.
    11-16-2013 11:02 PM
  5. Trees's Avatar
    Just plugged in the Seagate drive. Time Machine is "preparing". Will see what it looks like in the morning.
    11-16-2013 11:46 PM
  6. iEd's Avatar
    I have a 2TB WD drive on my iMac running Mavs. No issue. I've always stayed away from hard drive software never saw a need for it. The times I have tried using hard drive software there were issues. But this was like 15 years ago. Since then I've stayed away from it.


    #Naked Tuesday
    Trees likes this.
    11-17-2013 01:04 AM
  7. Trees's Avatar
    Looks like I'm good to go. So far the drive (Segate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB) is working as it should.
    Fausty82 likes this.
    11-17-2013 10:28 AM
  8. kch50428's Avatar
    Looks like I'm good to go. So far the drive (Segate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB) is working as it should.
    Just make sure you're doing regular back-ups...
    11-17-2013 10:37 AM
  9. Trees's Avatar
    Yes, Time Machine is set to automatically backup. A bit annoying when the MBP comes out of sleep and Time Machine is backing up. Creates some noticeable lag and spinning wheel given CPU usage. But thats worth it. I also have cloud based backup.
    11-17-2013 10:47 AM

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