new external hdd not mounting.

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  1. maldoror macrumors regular

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    i just got a new owc enclosure with a 1tb wd cavier assembled and plugged in via f800 and i'm getting the message: "Disk Insertion - the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer"

    what's the deal?

    it's showing up in disk utility but no options (verify, repair, etc) available.

    i've got a MBP 15" last model before the new ones.
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    go to the erase tab, it probably just needs to be formatted
     
  3. maldoror thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. waw74 macrumors 68030

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  6. meagain macrumors 68030

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    OK - I assume he found an alternate method other than erasing the drive.
    I guess I'm screwed then. OK, thanks.
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Select the actual drive in Disk Utility - left column (not a partition under it)
    Select the Erase tab
    Select "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)"

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  8. meagain macrumors 68030

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    It won't even let me erase it. TechTool Pro found some files in the external so I know they're there, but I can't get anything out and Disk Utility won't even erase it. Toast.
     
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  10. meagain macrumors 68030

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    Yes. Did that. I get an error (32) so it can't deal with something. It won't mount in Finder either. I can only see it in Disk Utility.
     
  11. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Ok, lets get all of the information in one place here
    Correct me if I am wrong about something

    You have an external HDD (how is it connected? FW? USB?)
    You can see it in Disk Utility (in the left column?)
    You cannot erase it with Disk Utility


    Did you select the actual drive or a partition under the drive?
    Did you select Mac OS Extended (Journaled)?
    Have you tried to Repair Disk from Disk Utility?

    Any other relevant information you can share?
    What type of drive?
    What is the original format?

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  12. meagain macrumors 68030

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    MacDawg

     
  13. meagain macrumors 68030

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    I got it to work and erase. :) Thank you so much!
     

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