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Can u advise? External hard disk not mounting


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I have a 250 gig external LaCie hard disk. Its the USB drive by Porsche. It suddenly stopped mounting the other days and has been like that since. I have tried disconnecting the power and reconnecting and tried a software called Mount Me but nothing seems to work. All the info on the drive was in FAT32 format. I need help, this hard drive has important data. Please!

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Attached here is a screenshot of disk utility when this drive is connected. Note that the hard drive is mounted, but the single partition of 232GB doesnt mount. Help!
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What happens when you click the Mount button on the top bar of disk utility?

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It says the disk can't be mounted. try running first aid and try again. A screenshot of this is attached.
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When you click on the disk itself (not the unmounted volume) can you run Repair Disk

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Nope, its greyed out.
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Repair disk permissions. You can also try mounting it using the console.

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Running disk permissions is not permitted as the partition doesn't mount. How do I mount it using the console? Someone please help me coz the data on this disk is very important. Thanks
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When your in "console" type "man mount". A file will come up that shows the options for the "mount" command. Type df at the console prompt to see what the volume name is so you can mount it.l


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It might just be the drive. The Porsche series of drives are known to be faulty.

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