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  1. #1

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    Oct 12, 2011
    External Hard Drive Crash Advice

    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,

  2. #2

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    Member Since
    Jan 19, 2008
    houston texas
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    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?

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    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2010
    late 2012 mini w/SSD
    You'll want to Repair Disk, not just repair permissions.

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