plzz heelp the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by pierrekh, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. pierrekh macrumors newbie

    pierrekh

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    #1
    A lot of information is on this hard drive, mostly videos I filmed and stills,
    Worried that I may have ejected incorrectly, I've tried to repair it in disk utility but didn't work
    ( mac mini, OSX Yosemite 10.10 .3 )
    ( WD Element )
     

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  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    I think that one of your problems is that you have chosen to use a PC-formatted drive (it looks like it's formatted to FAT32) with the Mac, instead of using HFS+ with journaling enabled.

    One of the reasons why I -ALWAYS- advice Mac users to keep their important files on a Mac-formatted drive.

    If I had a PC-formatted drive with problems like this, I'd take it to a Windows machine .

    First, I'd see if it would mount on the Windows desktop. If it did, I'd get everything of value OFF OF IT right away and onto another drive before I attempted any repairs on the Mac.

    Having said that, there's a great tool on the PC side of things called "Spinrite".
    I'd try Spinrite on the drive, just to see what it says...
     
  3. pierrekh thread starter macrumors newbie

    pierrekh

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    my friend tried using it on his laptop ( window ) and it didn't appear so he tried on another windows pc but nothing ...
    is there any solution ?
    ( i have a lot of work on it )
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    As I mentioned above, try Spinrite (only works on the PC/Windows side).

    That -might- offer a "pathway to revival"...
     
  5. TechpumpkinWD macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,


    As Fishrrman troubleshoot this HDD on a Windows machine. Start with running the WD DLG Quick test: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=SIVclO. If the drive passes the test open disk management and check if the drive is detected there. There is also a variety of data recovery software that could be able to retrieve your data if the HDD is still mechanically intact.


    However if the WD DLG Quick test fails you will have to consider using the services of a data recovery company. Keep me posted.
     

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