Harddrive just disappeared!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ventro, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. ventro macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2006
    I was working on a file in photoshop, when it told me:

    "Could not complete, scratch disk is missing"

    So I went and checked, and one of my harddrives is completely missing from the finder.

    I went to Disk utility, thinking it accidentally got unmounted or something, but the harddrive is missing from there too!

    How do I get my hard drive to show up again?
  2. toxic macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    check the connection and check if it's even spinning.
  3. ventro thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2006
    I did a couple restarts, and no dice.

    I decided to open up the case and shuffle the drives in the drive bays, and all of a sudden the hard drive is back! Don't know how long this will last, but I'll take it!
  4. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2010
    i'd make a copy of that disk, just in case it fails again.
  5. ovrlrd macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    Sounds like a failing drive or hopefully just a fluke. Either way backup and prepare for the worst and hope it never happens again.

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