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cazuaga@hotmail 03-04-2007 10:05 PM

Macbook Pro 2.16gHz 15" freezes when superD copying
I'm sorry this is long.. I felt I needed to give the detailed info that follows:

I have used SD with success from my imac G4 to my simpletech 80g USB external. I have used SD with success from my Macbook Pro 2.16gHz to my USB external Maxtor one touch.

I just bought a "G" drive from the local mac store. 250g, 7200rpm, Firewire. I hook this up to the macbook pro, and I hook up the the Simpletech SimpledrivePS USB drive to the macbook also. I want to copy from the "G" drive to the Simpledrive using the macbook since the macbook can handle the simpledrives usb 2.0.

On all attempts to use SD to copy from the "G" drive to the simpledrive through the macbook.. my macbook freezes after about twenty to thirty minutes. It did this four times before I gave up. Super Duper is still running.. but no verification and no copying happening. I gave it about 15 minutes to start doing something each time.

After I stop SD.. I can't eject any of the external drives. I drag them to the trash.. but they won't unmount. Nothing happens. I can't shutdown or restart the computer either. It freezes. I have to hold down the power button to get the machine off. When I do a relaunch of Finder.. the menu bar area of the screen goes out of whack.. looking very 'off' and all items on the desktop dissappear.

This happened in the same way the four times I tried this last night. If you can please help. I am stunned to be having trouble with the macbook pro. thanks.

dnanian 03-04-2007 10:07 PM

Sounds like a problem with the drive, not the MacBook Pro. Try erasing and zeroing the drive with Disk Utility.

cazuaga@hotmail 03-04-2007 10:09 PM

how do you 'zero' a drive? Is that just 'earasing' in disc utility? Thank you.

dnanian 03-04-2007 10:09 PM

It's an option in different parts depending on your OS version. In Tiger, I believe it's under "security options".

cazuaga@hotmail 03-04-2007 10:18 PM

thanks. I'm checking it out.. one more if u don't mind.. what if I first Drag and copy files to an external. Can I then use SD to continually update those same files with smart update?

dnanian 03-04-2007 10:29 PM

Well, if they're stored in exactly the same locations, etc... if that's the case, though, why would you drag/copy as opposed to just use SD! originally?

cazuaga@hotmail 03-04-2007 10:33 PM

I have 3 large folders with Pro Tools sessions and what not inside.. on the macbook. The 'G' drive is going to be my dedicated Pro Tools drive and I wanted the usb 2.0 simple drive to be it's dedicated Pro Tools back up drive. So I don't want all of the macbook copied to the 'g' drive.. just these three folders. I don't feel smart enough to use Super D scripts to copy 'only' these three files. I've read through the manual.. hard for me to grasp..

dnanian 03-04-2007 10:35 PM

Ah. You can drag to the ProTools drive and then use SD! to back up to the SB drive. No problem.

cazuaga@hotmail 03-04-2007 10:44 PM

thanks for your quick help!

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