My Passport For Mac 3.0 1TB Problem

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  1. widg3tt macrumors newbie

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    I reinstalled Mountain Lion last night and since I did my external hard drive will not show up on the desktop or in Finder. In Disk Utility the hard drive shows up, but the only option is to eject or help. I have run the Western Digital tools and they all say it is fine. I also updated the firmware. The hard drive is only 4 months old. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Could it be indexing? Here is the system report for the USB drive:


    My Passport 07A8:

    Product ID: 0x07a8
    Vendor ID: 0x1058 (Western Digital Technologies, Inc.)
    Version: 10.49
    Serial Number: 575833314143323431393230
    Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
    Manufacturer: Western Digital
    Location ID: 0x24100000 / 3
    Current Available (mA): 500
    Current Required (mA): 100
    Capacity: 1 TB (1,000,170,586,112 bytes)
    Removable Media: Yes
    Detachable Drive: Yes
    BSD Name: disk1
    Partition Map Type: APM (Apple Partition Map)
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Not Supported
    Volumes:
    disk1s1:
    Capacity: 32 KB (32,256 bytes)
    BSD Name: disk1s1
    Content: Apple_partition_map
    disk1s2:
    Capacity: 29 KB (28,672 bytes)
    BSD Name: disk1s2
    Content: Apple_Driver43
    disk1s3:
    Capacity: 29 KB (28,672 bytes)
    BSD Name: disk1s3
    Content: Apple_Driver43
    disk1s4:
    Capacity: 29 KB (28,672 bytes)
    BSD Name: disk1s4
    Content: Apple_Driver_ATA
    disk1s5:
    Capacity: 29 KB (28,672 bytes)
    BSD Name: disk1s5
    Content: Apple_Driver_ATA
    disk1s6:
    Capacity: 262 KB (262,144 bytes)
    BSD Name: disk1s6
    Content: Apple_FWDriver
    disk1s7:
    Capacity: 262 KB (262,144 bytes)
    BSD Name: disk1s7
    Content: Apple_Driver_IOKit
    disk1s8:
    Capacity: 262 KB (262,144 bytes)
    BSD Name: disk1s8
    Content: Apple_Patches
    My Passport for Mac:
    Capacity: 1 TB (1,000,035,426,304 bytes)
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    BSD Name: disk1s10
    Content: Apple_HFS
    Volume UUID: 3129935B-B2EC-371A-A8B4-DABC062B38C8
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Are you on a Power PC Mac Pro?

    I ask because I see there you have formatted in Apple Partition Map (APM) scheme which is for booting a Power PC machine. You should be able to read/write with this on an Intel machine, but you won't be able to boot to it on an Intel machine. That would require the GUID scheme.

    While in Disk Util can you select the drive name itself (1TB WD Passport or whatever) at the top? If you can, try that then reformat for there.
     
  3. brand macrumors 601

    brand

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    A Power Mac is not capable of running Mountain Lion.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #4
    Good point. I am an idiot. :eek:
     

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