Distnoted and Time Machine problem

Since the update to El Capitan, I had a real problem with the stability of the iMac.  From time to time - a couple of maybe days, three times a day, maybe - it would just freeze with BBOD on the login screen.  So, in general, after wake from sleep or screen saver.  Execution of SSH on the iMac would show distnoted clocked at > 380%; kill that process would be to release all.  He seemed to be repercussions for this purpose - for example, Time Machine, notifications would stop appearing - backups work (depending on the Console) would simply not be notified.

Anyway, I actually had my TM drive disconnected for more than a week now, and the problem occurred.  So it seems to be one of the three possibilities:

  • bad interaction between distnoted and TM or processes
  • defective drive.  It's a mobile hard drive from Lacie P9223 (but I also have a second desktop Lacie drive that causes the same behavior).  Disk utility shows no problem with either of the readers.
  • bad driver/firmware.  Maybe... in light of the same manufacturer.  I tried the update of the LaCie firmware but it just does not recognize the plugged into readers - I assume that the update is for one or more different models.

Short run out and buy another drive from a different manufacturer - and who knows how different the internal components are really - someone has an idea how I could continue this?  Everything was ok before the upgrade; I remember that with a previous version of OSX external drives popular of some manufacturers stopped working, I had this problem at the time.

Determine if the same problems occur when running in "safe" mode: OS X El Capitan: start in safe mode

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