Macbook Pro not picking up external HDD via firewire

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by tineofpower, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. tineofpower macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2009
    Ever since I traveled across the pond to Ireland my 2 TB HDD hasn't shown up as a drive. I stuck it in my checked bag and made sure to wrap it in clothes pretty well.

    This wasn't an issue until my Macbook Pro's HDD died 2 weeks ago and I lost all my data. The external is where I backed up everything. Is there any software to see if the external HDD is still functional? It spins up and doesn't make any odd noises...
  2. mcruzader macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2008
  3. riscy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2008
    ^ what the previous poster said, in Disk Utility if you can see the HD, then click on the hyperlink at the bottom and it will show up in Finder. For some reason my drives are not showing up automagically so I use this workaround.
  4. tineofpower thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2009
    No it doesn't show up there. First thing I tried, no luck being that simple I'm afraid.

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