Ext HD NOT mounting! Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by assmar, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. assmar macrumors newbie

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    Hey all --

    Was wondering if anyone had some input before i dropped lots of $$$ on DiskWarrior or a professional disk repair service.

    My 80 Maxtor drive which is in a ADS firewire case no longer mounts on any of my Macs.

    I've tried isntalling the drive in my old G4 tower as both master and slave to no avail. I've tried different pin combinations on drive, different firewire cables...

    So yesterday i tried again, plugging case into my MacBook. Message popped up asking me if i wanted to "initialize" drive or eject it. Then, i opened disk utility and tried to run first aid, which gave me error message:

    Pop Up window said:
    "First Aid failed" "disk Utility stopped verifying disk because of error"
    "The Underlying task reported failure on exit"
    Disk Utility said"
    "Verifying volume"
    "error: the underlying task reported failure on exit"
    "1 non HFS volume checked"
    "volume needs repair"

    And the drive itself can be seen in Disk Utility but my named paritition
    shows up with the name greyed out and can't be loaded....

    Help!!!

    thx,
    Jim
     
  2. Dane D. macrumors 6502a

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    ohio
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    Sorry to hear this. Sounds like a dying HD, I've had many a Maxtor HDs fail, especially in external units. Hopefully you had it backed up. I just lost a Maxtor this week, encased in a LaCie Firewire unit. No warning, no funny noises, just won't mount. I tried Disk Utility, didn't show up. Your can remove and replace with another HD.
     
  3. assmar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    ? disk warrior?

    is it worth it to buy disk warrior, etc to try to fix it?

    Jim
     
  4. Dane D. macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know that answer, I don't have that app. Since I have moved on to OS X, I rely on Disk Utility. I remember when we were still OS 9, it saved one computer that wouldn't boot, the Mac specialist we called, brought that with him. It took awhile to fix but after that it ran fine.
     

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