Hard drive showing not readable

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ecosmo69, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. ecosmo69 macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    Up until a few days ago I was using an external hard drive that was working perfectly. I've just tried to mount it on the desktop and it comes up with the error message:
    The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer
    When I go into disk utility the S.M.A.R.T status reads not supported
    I really need to keep the stuff that's on there. Should I go ahead and verify or try and repair the disk through disk utility..?!
    Any help or advice much appreciated!
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Try to repair it, but you'll probably need data recovery software to get your data, if needed.
     
  3. ecosmo69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Aggie...just spoke to someone who advised the same thing...he thinks it's lost the file structure...can you recommend any data recovery software..?
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Disk Warrior or Data Rescue III get mentioned on here a lot, but I've never had to use either, thankfully.
     

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