MacBook Pro problems reading Western Digital HDD in docking station

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  1. crosseyedbum macrumors newbie

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    I have a Western Digital HDD (1 TB, SATA / 32 MB, WD10EADS, 3.5"). A power surge destroyed the My Book power supply system that came with the drive. The drive still works, and is in tact. I have removed the drive from the My Book casing. This is the drive that I have used with my MacBook Pro for years as a data storage and back up. It is formatted in Mac OS Journaled.

    I have purchased an Insignia HDD docking station. The drive turns on, spins, and recognizes the drive. My MacBook Pro will recognize the drive but it gives me a dialogue box saying,

    "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer."

    It gives me the options to Initialize..., Ignore, or Eject.

    I even opened up Disk Utility, and the drive shows up, but it says that the file format is not supported. Again, I have used this for years with this same computer.

    Can anyone help me trouble shoot this problem?

    Thanks!
     
  2. matreya macrumors 65816

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    WD, in their infinite wisdom, deployed encryption on their My Books, so pulling a drive out of it's case and putting it into another case or a dock won't let you get access to the data. You can't even use another my book case because it will have a different encryption key.

    I hope you have backups.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    Here's one more reason why I always recommend that if you "need an external hard drive" -- buy a "bare drive", an external enclosure, and "build it yourself" ... (sigh)
     

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