I recently purchased a Western Digital 750 Gig HDD and placed it inside a Firewire enclosure. I formatted the drive into 2 partitions using Mac OS Extended (Journaled) file system. Plugged it in and asked Time Machine to run a full backup of my MacBook. An hour or so later I came back to and it seemed stuck at around 41 of 160 gigs backed up. So I stopped the backup and restarted it. Now it is getting stuck at 6.5 Mg or 115.6 GB to back up!
I don't understand what is happening. I went into Disk Utility and ran a Repair Disk on the external drive but it checked out OK.
Shut the MacBook down, powered off the enclosure, disconnected it, reconnected it. restarted the machine but still stuck at 6.5 Mg backed up on Time Machine. I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.3.