MacBook Pro Hard Drive says to Initialize

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by killerinc, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. killerinc macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2012
    Hi i have a MacBook Pro with a Western Digital 500gb Hard drive. I had it replaced since it was going bad and have a new 1tb HD and OS X up and running. Problem is now i need to get the old data off.
    I have tried to connect it Via Firewire, USB, and when i do it waits for about a min and says error we need to initialize the drive. If i do will all my data be gone?
    I have tried Disk Utility and Disk Warrior, both dont even see the drive.
    What can i do to recover the Data?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)

    Use a data recovery program. Data Rescue III is somewhat popular.

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