Please help

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Visionblue, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. Visionblue macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2013
    I have a 2010 macbook with dual hard drives; an SSD with my OS and apps installed and its original HDD for all of my music, movies and pictures. A few moments ago I got an alert that my disk wasn't ejected properly. Nothing was plugged into the computer and then I realized my HDD was no longer showing up in finder, disk utility, etc. Unfortunately I'm a stickler for setting myself up for failure as my first instinct was to remove the drive and check for lose connections or put in an external enclosure and attempt to access it that way but my tools aren't at my house and I won't have access to them until tomorrow. I restarted twice and reset smc but nothing changed. I'm so worried that the drive has failed. Any ideas?? I'm desperate.
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Try turning off Spotlight (temporarily) and reboot. That may or may not work. If it doesn't, I don't know what else to suggest seeing how you can't follow through with the typical checks as noted.
  3. DJLC macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2005
    North Carolina
    Is the disk visible in Disk Utility? You could try repairing or mounting from there and see what happens. I've seen both OS X 10.9 and 10.10 occasionally have weird drive issues like that.
  4. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I had this happen once; the drive just spontaneously failed. It's not unheard of, and these symptoms seem like they match.

    I had the drive replaced under warranty.

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