Is it possible to do ongoing Time Machine Backups to an external drive that is attached to the USB port on a 2013 2TB mycloud (WDBCTL0020HWT-00)?
If #1 is yes: I attached a 12TB WD Element external drive to it and it showed the data on it was 0 GB of 0 GB (which I know is incorrect. I’ve been using it as a back up location for the last few weeks). I then attached an older 64 GB thumb drive and it showed 13GB of 64GB. So I know the USB port works.
Is this a formatting issue? What is the recommended format for the WDBCTL0020HWT-00 to be able to access my external drive?
Would the problem be that I need to buy an older external drive?
- If #1 is yes, what do I need to do to make it possible to select the mycloud USB port attached external drive as the save location for the Time Machine back up? At this time, I do not see that 64GB usb as an available back up disk in Time Machine. (Obviously it is too small, but it should still show up in the “Select Disk…” prompts.
My mac is a 2014 macbook pro running BigSur. I am using My Cloud OS3, my device is not supported for OS 5.