Hard Drive not mounting....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jgw1283, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. jgw1283 macrumors regular

    jgw1283

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    So I have a 250gb WD external USB drive with a ton of stuff backed up on it. Long story short it was working the other day, but now its not mounting. I used DiskWarrior and it repaired permissions and such. It also says "This disk does appear on the desktop" and yet its not there. Also, in Disk Utility, I unmounted, mounted, ejetcted, etc and nothing makes the drive show up. It tells me how much free space it is and its the right amount so I know the drive isnt erased. Anyone know what I should do?
     
  2. Brindlebutt macrumors newbie

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    Similar experience

    My 250GB hard drive wouldn't mount either; wasn't seen by computer.

    Here's what I was advised to do, did, and was successful with:

    I took the drive out of the external holder, unplugged it from the external's USB connector, and then piggy-backed it to the internal drive using the auxillary 4 pin power and IDE connectors.

    Worked great. All my data was there. Happy days were here again.

    I hope this helps.
     
  3. jgw1283 thread starter macrumors regular

    jgw1283

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    thanks for the advice.....anyone know of an easier method? lol
     

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