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Location: Midland,Tx
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Mac Specs: iMac 27" 2.66GHz i5, 1TB HDD, 12GB RAM, OS X 10.7.3, iPod Classic 160GB,iPad 1 64GB Wi-fi, iPhone 4S

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So today the software for my WD My Book HDD's prompts me to update the firmware. Ok, no problem I thought. Downloaded the update, updated the first drive...perfect. Hooked up the second drive, did the update, and now the drive appears to be dead. The power light comes on when I plug it in, and I can hear the drive, but it is not seen by OS X or the WD Software.

I did plug it in to my partner's PC, and Windows prompted to install drivers for it. I didn't go any further with it on the PC, hoping there is some way to revive the drive. I filed a ticket with WD, as the drive is only one month old, so hopefully they will have some ideas of will replace the drive under warranty (not really holding my breath on that one).

Sorry for the rant...just had to vent. This was the drive I had all my data on too. I should be able to restore some of it by salvaging the HDD's from my dead PC and putting them in my partner's so no all is lost. I'm really thankful though that it wasn't my Time Machine drive that went south.

Sorry again for the rant.
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