Mac HDD corrupt? reads unformatted?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by carryonplease, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. carryonplease macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2008
    I have an HDD from my old Mac, that I replaced with an SSD. I figured I would hold on to it if I ever needed any data off of it, and sure enough I do.

    so I tried to mount it in my enclosure and in my current MBP but it appears to be empty. I know its not empty unless its corrupt and from what I thought, a corrupt hard drive doesn't usually appear empty.

    Are there are free tools I can use to see if the data is recoverable, or has anyone had a similar experience with a hard drive that they knew/thought was good, showing up as unformatted?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Can you see the drive in Disk Utility so you can try a repair disk.

    The recovery tools I have seen like Disk Warrior etc are fairly expensive.

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