External hard drive problems

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by iTeen, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. iTeen macrumors 65816

    iTeen

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    I have a Seagate GoFlex External Hard Drive 500gb, and it just stopped mounting. Disc Utility has stopped working, and just gives me errors when I try to do anything with it.
    Any ideas or solutions?
     
  2. Badrottie Suspended

    Badrottie

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    #2
    I would like to know what is wrong before I waste my money on GoFlex next week.

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    Are you using Firewire or USB to your MacBook? I am curious.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Platter based hard drives are all the same - they eventually die. The only thing you can do is buy a drive with a decent warranty so you get a free replacement if it does.
     
  4. iTeen thread starter macrumors 65816

    iTeen

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    Yeah, I think I am going to just get an actual dependable hard drive with a dedicated power source.
    I wouldn't recommend this at all, it's been nothing but problems.

    This is using USB, not firewire.
     

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