Harddrive just disappeared!

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

  1. ventro macrumors 6502a

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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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