When I first bought the Passport Essential (Dec 2011), I installed the Mac software and used it to back up with Time Machine no problem. I have not been able to again since. Each time I attempt to back up it begins and within a couple minutes stops and TIme Machine says it will next back up when it finds the disk. Yet, the disk is still attached.
As per the advice of several forums, I reformatted the disk with disk utility, made sure there was only one partition and tried again. No luck. I have formatted with the SmartWare software. No luck.
Anyone have any advice? Does this drive not work with Mac? The first time it was used, when it worked, I was using Snow Leopard, but I attempted to do a follow up back up with Snow Leopard, Lion and now Mountain Lion. None of these have worked.
Help!!! So frusterating.