External HD problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by matiaspolanco, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. matiaspolanco macrumors newbie

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    Hi:

    For years i have a Macally PHR-100AC FireWire/USB 2.0 3.5-Inch ATA Hard Drive Enclosure, with no problem until i connected to a PC, hang out, i unplugged and then problem began.
    My Macbook recognize it, but says this:
    DISK REPAIR:

    The Disk "Firewire was not repairable by this computer. It is beaing made available to you with limited functionality. You must back up your data and reformat the disk ASAP:".

    Well, the thing is that i dont see any data, i double click the disk and it seems like its nothing there. (with File Info it look like i have something more than 180Gb data used)

    With DISK UTILITY, First Aid, i try to Verify Disk and this error appear:

    "Filesystem verify or repair failed"

    Down in red:

    "Invalid node structure
    Invalid node structure
    Volume check failed
    Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed"

    I try diskwarrior but does want to do nothing with the firewire....

    Any comments???

    Thanks a lot!!
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    If you used the drive with a PC, chances are the drive is NTFS formatted. Back up your data to another drive and reformat to HFS+ Journaled. Or... install MacFUSE or NTFS3G to enable the your Mac to read/write to NTFS. Read capability is standard with OS X, but write is not.
     
  3. jodelli macrumors 65816

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  4. matiaspolanco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well. the PC that i connect it it is more than 1000 kms away from here!!!!, i think i should go to an expert on data recovery and try that no?

    thanks




     
  5. jodelli macrumors 65816

    jodelli

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    You probably already have tried this, but if it were mine I would try it on one or more of the other computers around here.
    These include OSX, Linux, and even an XP computer in another room.

    If that's been done or if that option's not available to you or if none of them recognize the drive format or data you could try that.
     
  6. matiaspolanco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Resolve!!! Thanks everyone!!!

    Data Rescue II did the job perfectly !!!!
    I just used this software and i access ALL the info at my external HD. Then, i just copy the files to another HD and that's it!!!.

    Great app Data Rescue II !!!!

    matias
     

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