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Grady 10-12-2011 06:04 PM

External Hard Drive Crash Advice
 
Hi,

I hope that this is not too off topic for this forum, but I bought a Western Digital Elements 2TB drive last year, and it just pooped out on me this week. I have been looking everywhere on how to fix it, but it seems like the only advice I can find has to do with Windows Computers.

The DL: When I plug it in it no longer is showing up on my MacBook Pro, but the light on it still blinks, which I assume is a good sign.

I am willing to switch to anything else (and I'm interested in Firewire) but I just want to salvage the information on my current drive first and foremost.

Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks ahead of time,
Grady

osxx 10-12-2011 10:15 PM

With it plugged in and on open Disk Utility and see if it shows up there if so do a Repair Disk Permissions.
I would also look at WD's website and make sure they did not just send out new firmware for your model.
What OS are you running?

gsahli 10-13-2011 05:33 PM

You'll want to Repair Disk, not just repair permissions.


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