Buffalo Dualie HDD will not mount

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  1. lycanthropy macrumors newbie

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    I have recently switched to using a mac after buying an iMac with the following specs -

    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 3.33 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM101.00CC.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.52f9

    System Version: Mac OS X 10.6.4 (10F569)
    Kernel Version: Darwin 10.4.0

    I then bought a 500 Gb Buffalo Dualie (one of these http://www.dualie.net/) to use as an external HDD.

    The HDD is connected through USB, and I'm using it with Time Machine as my main backup drive.

    It worked for a few weeks at the start, then refused to mount. I tried a number of things such as repairing it using Disk Utility, reformatting it, trying to mount using Disk Utility, using terminal commands to try to force it to mount and none worked. Eventually I gave up and assumed it was a dud hard drive and returned it to Apple who gave me a replacement.

    The replacement worked fine for a couple of weeks, and now the same problem has started to occur.

    The hard drive has a built in iPhone dock which continued to work for a while after the hard drive itself wasn't being recognised, but it's stopped recognising the iPhone at all now.

    I'm not sure where to go next, as returning the hard drive again would likely result in the same problem, so any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. lycanthropy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried that, no luck! Only thing of note was that the mac stuck at the white screen (without the apple logo) and so I had to switch it off and on again, although it's working now.

    Interestingly, the activity light on the Buffalo HDD is pulsing, so it's doing something, but not being recognised by the computer.
     
  4. lycanthropy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    More info

    This is the information provided under the specific drive info in Disk Utility

    Name : Buffalo
    Type : Volume

    Disk Identifier : disk2s3
    Mount Point : Not mounted
    File System : Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    Connection Bus : USB
    Device Tree : IODeviceTree:/PCI0@0/EHC1@4,1
    Writable : Yes
    Universal Unique Identifier : B9D943C1-1703-35AD-A541-F92D01C3E674
    Capacity : 499.97 GB (499,973,603,328 Bytes)
    Owners Enabled : No
    Can Turn Owners Off : Yes
    Can Be Formatted : Yes
    Bootable : Yes
    Supports Journaling : Yes
    Journaled : No
    Disk Number : 2
    Partition Number : 3

    That might help!
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    Can you hear the platter(s) of the external HDD spin when you power it on?
     
  6. lycanthropy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, you can!
     
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