FW drive unreadable, then fixed

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ambrose Chapel, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. Ambrose Chapel macrumors 65816

    Ambrose Chapel

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    The other day i was backing up my home folder on my iMac G5 (rev B) to my year-old or so LaCie FW400 D2 drive. everything went fine. later that day i plugged the drive into my girlfriend's TiBook and she got an error message saying the drive could not be read by OS X. i ejected it and plugged it into my iMac and got the same message. ejected, panicked, plugged it in again and clicked ignore whenm i got the error message, and tried disk utility - repair disk. in 10 seconds it fixed a catalog b tree something and the drive has worked fine since.

    should i still be worried about the drive? or was this an isolated incident?
     
  2. varmit macrumors 68000

    varmit

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    I would say that it was probably isolated. Did you remember to eject it from the first computer?
     
  3. alexstein macrumors 6502a

    alexstein

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    a power failure/surge or disconnect without eject could do something like that. disk utility found an error software related and not hardware related. i would still keep an eye on it though for the next couple startups and shutdowns.
     
  4. Ambrose Chapel thread starter macrumors 65816

    Ambrose Chapel

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    thanks for the replies. it's definitely possible that i pulled the plug w/o ejecting, though i'm usually very careful about that. it's still mounting fine, but now that i have a superdrive, i need to get in the habit of DVD backups, just in case...
     

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