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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    external harddrive problem

    my macbook pro doesn't recognize my external Iomega Hard drive. Yesterday it still worked... The LED-light is on, the drive spins up, but doesn't appear on the desktop or in finder.
    I all ready empted caches, rebooted, tried the hard drive on an other pc (it worked). Other USB-devices, such as my USB-sticks still work.
    There was one moment of a about 10 seconds it worked again, all data was still on the disk, but then it disappeared again
    Could you guys help me?

  2. #2

    MYmacROX's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 17, 2009
    2008 15" MBP Yosemite, 2012 21.5" iMac Yosemite
    So it's worked with your Macbook before?
    Did you make sure all connections were good? Jiggle the cables, etc?

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    yes, i tried for about 10000000 times to connect :s
    Disk utility sees the disk, but can't get any access to it. Very strange...

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    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    If Disk Utility can "see" the drive, try doing a verify and repair from the First Aid tab. Post back results. Also, what file format is the iOmega using?


  5. #5

    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    I copied this afternoon all my data to a second hard drive using a Windows PC.
    Now, i could see the Hard disk in disk utlilty on my mac, but couldn't do anything with it.
    BUT, all of a sudden, this evening, i plug the hard disk into my macbook, and the disk appears on my desktop. So now i verified and repaired it. Hopefully the problems stay away now. In any case, i have a back up now

  6. #6

    Member Since
    Jan 19, 2010
    Ottawa, Ontario
    2009 13.3" MacBook Pro: 300GB HDD, 2.53 GHz, 4GB DDR3 RAM/ 80GB iPod Video Classic
    I'm having the same problem.
    I have a 500GB Western Digital External HDD that's not showing up in my Finder.
    I've used it countless times before, but now it just won't show up.
    It shows up fine in Disk Utility, but not in the Finder.
    When I try and open up Finder, it says it's indexing my data, 8 minutes remaining.
    I'm thinking it's trying to index the content on the HDD?
    It's never said Indexing Finder before though...

    The indexing just finished, and it didn't seem to have fixed the problem.
    When I tried using the First Aid in the Disk Utility, it gave me the message

    "Disk Utility stopped repairing “My Book” because the following error was encountered:

    Filesystem verify or repair failed."

    Any ideas?

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