External HDD Not Showing in Disk Utility

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MacRuben, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. MacRuben macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2012
    I have an external USB hard drive that isn't mounting on connection and isn't even showing up in Disk Utility. I definitely hear the hard drive doing some work and powering on once it's plugged in, so I don't *think* it's dead, but I was wondering if anyone knew some tips to get it back or maybe something I haven't tried? Thanks.
  2. Ray2 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2014
    Welcome to USB 3. Not unusual. Restart your Mac. About the only way I've found of dealing with this.

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