Horrible Issues with Reading/Writing to External Disks

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  1. MK2FAC3 macrumors newbie

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    I have recently (as of last night) been having problems with read and writing with external drives (ie iPod and External Hard Drives).

    When I try to import a video via handbrake to iTunes, it says that the drive cannot be read from/written to, and it just happened again while trying to sync my iPod. As far as I know, this isn't always the case as I was able to upload music to my external through iTunes and still am.

    If anyone has any help or knowledge of this situation, please let me know, I am dying here!
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    1. Rename your thread with a description of your problem :)
    2. Back up your data while you can
    3. Run Disk Utility from the install CD to repair your drive

    See if that helps

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I agree with the Dawg:

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  4. MK2FAC3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, I believed it has been changed...

    So, on to the problem, it is not my Macintosh HD, they are external drives, i.e. External Hard Drive and iPod
     
  5. MK2FAC3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, I have found that problem lies within video, I erased all video playback for my iPod Classic, they were podcasts, and now the iPod syncs, but the External still will not behave with video.

    If you guys could help, please let me know.
     
  6. jimleszczynski macrumors regular

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    Perhaps I am reading this wrong.. You are trying to import video from your external HD to handbrake? If that is the case I would try importing to your laptop and then using handbrake. May receive better results.

    IN ADDITION, after you get all of your data of that external. I would use disk utility to reformat it for your needs and start fresh. I have found that certain external HD's don't work as nicely as they should out of the box.
     
  7. MK2FAC3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no, no, I used Handbrake to rip DVDs, when I try to import those files on to iTunes (I have a file on my external for iTunes) it won't copy over. I have tried numerous variations such as saving the Handbrake file on my desktop, etc, but it still won't move to the iTunes folder on my external, and I am having this problem with multiple video files.

    For example, I can't get video podcasts to sync with my iPod either
     
  8. MK2FAC3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I ran disk utility, and got positive results, the problem, I am certain lies with iTunes, does anyone have a clue what can be causing this?
     

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