|Jan 8, 2013, 11:13 AM||#1|
WD 2TB My Passpost does not show up on MBA
I had this external hard drive for 6 months now. Today I was using my computer like usual with the hard drive plugged in when suddenly it shows a dialog saying that my external hard drive has been incorrectly removed.
I haven't been able to use my hard drive since. When I plug it in, there's no running noise, the hard drive doesn't show up on the desktop or in the disk utilities. The LED activity light on the hard drive is out too.
Please help, lots of important data on it.
|Jan 8, 2013, 11:23 AM||#2|
Either the enclosure or the HDD itself could have died.
You could remove the HDD from its enclosure and try it in a different one (USB <> SATA adapters can be had for 10 €) and see, if that works.
If that does not work, you have to contact WD about your warranty. I do not know, what WD's warranty says about data recovery or similar, but I presume, that it is not covered and they will probably just send you a replacement.
If you have an experienced computer repair store nearby, you could also employ their help.
And for the future, as backing up is important:
|Jan 8, 2013, 12:00 PM||#3|
Just bought exactly one of these the other day and it works fine for my MBA. I store my entire Aperture library on it backed up to a 4TB drive at home.
2013 15" rMBP 2.4GHz 256GB w/8GB; 27" iMac, 2.8GHz i5, 16GB,SSD 128GB+1TB; 32GB Gold Verizon iPhone 5s; TV2
|Jan 9, 2013, 09:40 AM||#5|
I know it might be obvious, but have you tried a new lead for the HDD in case it's the cause of the failure.
The other option have you tried some other device in the USB, in case the port has lost power
Last edited by mctintin; Jan 9, 2013 at 09:42 AM. Reason: additional info
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