Mac Wont Recognize Second s at a..

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bushida, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. bushida macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks ,
    can anyone help.?
    I've got a mac pro. running tiger, using my machine for music so i installed
    all my audio related stuff on a second s ata drive in bay 2.
    Its been running great up until recently .
    it's taken longer and longer for my machine to boot up.
    this morning i turned my mac on , and it has stopped recognizing the second sata drive, { ie it doesn't show up on my desktop.
    or anywhere else for that matter. the s a t a is a seagate barracuda 1tb,
    and has worked perfectly until now.

    has anyone else had a similar experience, or can someone offer some solutions,
    thanks in advance.

    newbie.
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

    gr8tfly

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    Well, on the surface, it doesn't sound good for that drive.

    Try running Disk Utility First Aid on it - I'm betting it'll find (and hopefully fix) some problems on it.

    If you don't have a backup of the data on that drive, now is the time.

    I hope I'm wrong, but the symptoms are those of a dying hard drive.
     
  3. Techhie macrumors 65816

    Techhie

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    If the above doesn't work, take it to the local Apple store and have them run a more advanced test using Drive Genius.
     
  4. bushida thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks folks,
    I'm going to take it to the apple store today.
     

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