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    The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer. External Hardrive Problem!

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    Exclamation The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer. External Hardrive Problem!
    Okay so recently my once active external hard drive can not be detected by my 2012 MacBook Air. I have tried to fix it through commands in terminal as well as Disk Warrior but it is not fixable by either ways. According to disk utility the partition is in FAT32 and according to Disk Warrior it's in FDisk Partition Scheme.

    The drive is a 1TB PHD 3.0 Silicon-Power DB Media drive. I can offer more information if needed, would love some help on this! Thanks guys

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    The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer. External Hardrive Problem!
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    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Do you use the drive in two scenarios, such as Windows and Mac OS X to format FAT32?
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer. External Hardrive Problem!
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    If both Disk Warrior and Disk Utility can not repair the drive, it's time to contact the manufacturer and ask for a RMA if the drive is still under warranty. In other words, replace it.

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    The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer. External Hardrive Problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Do you use the drive in two scenarios, such as Windows and Mac OS X to format FAT32?
    I do not, I've only used in on my Macbook.

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    The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer. External Hardrive Problem!
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    Well format should be Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and under Partition use GUID. As chscag says sounds like you have a failed drive on your hands.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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