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I have an iomega external hd that I attempted to connect to my new macbook pro today. It has been working fine on my older macbook, but as soon as I connected it via usb to my new comp, it said something about backing up with time capsule, to which I said no. Now, I can't get the hd to work on any computer. I have tried again on my old macbook (doesn't work) and on another macbook pro. This is what happens when I connect it:
-After a couple mins, I get the message "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer"
-After this, it is visible in Disk Utility, but I am unable to verify or repair (boxes grayed out)
-It says:
-SMART status: Not supported
-Partition Map scheme: Unformatted
-Finder shows nothing at all of the external hd

Cord is not the problem, so not sure what my options are at this point. I appreciate any and all suggestions. Thanks!
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I have an iomega external hd that I attempted to connect to my new macbook pro today. It has been working fine on my older macbook, but as soon as I connected it via usb to my new comp, it said something about backing up with time capsule, to which I said no. Now, I can't get the hd to work on any computer. I have tried again on my old macbook (doesn't work) and on another macbook pro. This is what happens when I connect it:
-After a couple mins, I get the message "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer"
-After this, it is visible in Disk Utility, but I am unable to verify or repair (boxes grayed out)
-It says:
-SMART status: Not supported
-Partition Map scheme: Unformatted
-Finder shows nothing at all of the external hd

Cord is not the problem, so not sure what my options are at this point. I appreciate any and all suggestions. Thanks!
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This part of your error message:
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-Partition Map scheme: Unformatted
… suggests that you either have deleted the partitions on the drive, or the partition map got corrupt somehow, or there is a more serious hardware failure of the drive. Can you post a screen cap of Disk Utility with that drive selected so we can be sure?


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Here's the screenshot
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What does it show on the Partition tab?


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As suspected… your partition was deleted. Whatever data you had on that drive is lost. Click the + icon at the bottom to create a new one. Use Mac OS Extended (journaled).


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So is there any way at all to recover the data? I had some very important files on the drive...
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So is there any way at all to recover the data? I had some very important files on the drive...
Probably not. You can try Disk Drill. I know it can recover erased files, but I'm not sure how it handles files from deleted partitions. It's a free download and you only have to pay for it if it finds files that can be recovered.

In the future, keep a backup of important files to a separate drive. Always always always have back ups, regular backups, of your important files.


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Hello,

This is the closest I have come to finding something similar to my issue; Apart from the fact that my Partition Map Scheme is saying Master Boot Record...

Any clues to what this might mean?

Thanks in advance!
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