I have a brand new My Passport 4 TB drive. I bought it to do external Time Machine backups on my MacBook Pro when I travel. The problem is, it cannot finish even the first backup. Every time it gets hundreds of GB into the backup and then fails, with TM telling me it encountered problems copying files to the drive.
I HAVE formatted it correctly. I’ve reformatted it multiple times. I’ve run Disk Utility and it always comes up with no errors. I can copy GBs of files manually to the drive. It’s just Time Machine that keeps giving me issues.
Is there anything else I can try before I contact WD to try to get my money back?