HDD Disk utility says ok but cant mount

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  1. NoFantasy macrumors newbie

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    Am trying to read a 320gb WD IDE HDD using a external drive housing

    The iMAC began saying that this disk was not readable with this computer

    The disk showed up in up in Disk Utility using the 'disk identifier name'

    I ran disk utility 'repair' on the drive once, it said that it failed and i should back it up and erase the disk. I then ran it again and it succeeded.

    My problem is that disk utility is saying that the drive appears to be ok...

    but i cant mount the drive and i cant see it in finder. The only place i can see it is in disk utility and it is greyed out..

    Have rebooted the iMAC and the Drive but i am still getting the same results.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    In disk Utility click on the HD and look for the Smart status in the lower part, what does it say?
     
  3. NoFantasy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    S.M.A.R.T status is : Not supported :(


    I take it that is a bad thing..
    Anything i can do?
     
  4. justperry macrumors 604

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    Oops, my bad, it does not work on an external HD, so this means nothing.
     

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