Hard drive sign changed on Mac desktop


#1

Hello girls and boys,

I purchased a while ago the My Book Elite. It took me 2 days to make it work on my Mac snow leopard and to understand the connection with time machine. I transfered all my necessary files from my old harddrive and renamed the new My Book. For the first 2 days the normal orange, or in some cases, white harddrive icon showed up on my desktop. After 2 days this icon changed in a grey up standing harddrive with a kind of speed meter/clock looking icon beside it. I just want to be sure that this is not a sign for damage or any other kind of problem, since I am affraid to loose my files on the new My Book.

My My Book is not permanently plugged in and I only connect it when I want to use files on it.

Looking forward for any response from the professionals.

Thank you

KrissPepper


#2

Hi there, that’s the sign Time Machine is working with the drive, as TM changes the icon to the one you describe to one the following one: