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    Jun 21, 2010
    iomega 1tb external drive not recognized
    I have a fairly used 1 tb iomega external hard drive that I store photos on. They are partially backed up. I use it with my imac running osx 10.6.4, but it is no longer recognized. The drive doesn't show up on the desktop, in disk utility or when I restart and hold down option. The drive's blue light is on and it hums and vibrates as if the disk is spinning. I have tried restarting my computer, turning the drive on and off, using different usb cords, plugging into different usb ports and testing it on other machines. Under no circumstance is the drive recognized. I would like to recover the data that isn't backed up if possible. What are my options?

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    Sep 26, 2008
    Camp Hill, Pa
    15in MBP - 27in iMac - iPhone
    Wow, not even in disk utility?
    Recnetly a co-worker's drives have gone bad, and i was still able to see it in disk utility.

    Maybe the connection interface inside the drive has malfunctioned.
    Take the drive out and find a way to connect it to your computer.

    Something like this will do it" Newer Technology Universal Drive Adapter -... (U2NV2SPATA) at OWC

    Besides that i don't know what else to recommend. Hopefully some one else has a better answer.

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