External Harddisk doesn't work on MacBook Air

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by swadhwani, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. swadhwani macrumors newbie

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    Hello Folks,

    I have a 500 GB seagate external drive which I was using with windows. It had some issues and I believe a friend of mine tried fixing it using his Mac but failed.



    I don't have any data init and I want it to work in my new MacBook Pro. On connecting to MacBook, I can see it in disk utilities, but while trying to erase it failed.



    Could you suggest what should I do?



    Thanks

    Sail
     
  2. ActionableMango macrumors G3

    ActionableMango

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    This is the Mac Pro (desktop) forum. You might get more appropriate help in the MacBook or OS X forums.

    In any case, is there an error message of any kind that you can show here? Does the external enclosure have any kind of write-protection switch?
     
  3. h9826790 macrumors G5

    h9826790

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    A little suggestion, if you can provide a screen capture / failure message / code / etc, that will make the others easier to help.
     
  4. flyinmac macrumors 68040

    flyinmac

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    Did you just try to erase it?

    Try repartitioning it.

    Choose to change the partition. New single partition. Change the type to GUID in options. And format as HFS / OS X Journaled.

    It's probably currently an NTFS partition, which the Mac can't write to. Hence cannot erase. But the Mac can repartition it and start over.
     
  5. elf69 macrumors 68020

    elf69

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    can try paragon ntfs driver free trial see if can read.

    but as above repartition.

    screen help too.
     

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