Dead External Hard Drive ? Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by surfer99, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. surfer99 macrumors 6502

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    So I think this old external hard drive might be headed for the trash can but before I ditched it I thought I would play around with it some more. I dropped my computer a few months back and when I did that the 160gb hard drive (now the "external") wouldnt work properly so I replaced it with a 60gb that came with my computer and since then my computer has worked fine. But I wanted to see if I could get a few files off that 160gb before I chucked this hard drive. I was able to get the computer to actually recognize it and got this message:

    Verify and Repair disk "disk1s2"
    Checking HFS Plus volume.
    Invalid B-tree node size
    Volume check failed.

    Error:The underlying task reported failed on exit.

    Well what do you guys think? Any chance I can sacrifice the data on this drive? If so how would I go about it?

    Thanks

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Is that after simply verifying it or did you try to repair it?
     
  3. surfer99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I believe that is after trying to repair it but I could be wrong
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well try repairing it and see if it gets anywhere. Good luck! :)
     
  5. surfer99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is after I click repair, any ideas?
     

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  6. EHUnlucky7x9@ao macrumors 6502

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    From the looks of the disk on the left side... the external doesn't seem to recognize itself as a partitioned drive i think... I've had something look like that before. I couldn't get any data out of it, but i partitioned it and erased it and the hard disk was back to normal.... but if you do that... you'd lose all ur data.
     

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