MBP Not Liking an External HD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Fischer71, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Fischer71 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 1TB external drive attached to my MBP. If I have the drive running when I start up the MBP, then I get the following error:

    The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer.

    If I turn the drive off and then back on, the computer reads it fine.

    I have other external drives and they all show up properly.

    I used Disk Utility to verify the 1Tb and it was ok. I repaired anyway and still ok. I used the erase function. Still behaved the same way. If I try to re-partition the drive (there is only one on it now), I get an error that says unable to write to the last block.

    Advise Please! Many thanks in advance.

    Dan
     
  2. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    if someone tried to run you off an external brain you wouldn't like it either
     
  3. GSPice macrumors 68000

    GSPice

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    I'd say either bad drive, or the drive doesn't play nice with Macs. Unfortunately some drives that work great on PCs just don't on Macs. Try a different brand drive before spending much more time on this one or the macbook.

    Have you decided between the iPad and Mac Pro yet?
     

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