Problem mounting drive

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  1. 92jlee, Jan 1, 2013
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    92jlee macrumors 6502

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    Hi Guys, I have an external 1.5tb samsung disk on my Mac Pro split into two partitions (one was so I could see it under windows as well as OSX)

    Now my OSX formatted partition is saying it needs to be repaired to be mounted, so I click repair and it comes up saying Disk utility cannot repair the disk, back up your info and format the disk... Only problem is I cannot mount the disk to get the info to back up.

    I've already lost a 1tb drive of family pictures and videos, do I have to bite the bullet with this drive too? I think I'm going to throw my mac pro out the window and go back to pen and paper if thats true.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    That is why one should employ backups, especially of data that cannot be recreated.

    I have one 500 GB HDD for my photographs (digital and analog) libraries and editing documents, one 500 GB HDD with my personal video footage in an editing friendly format.
    Both 500 GB HDDs get backed up to one 1 TB HDD via CarbonCopyCloner.
    And that 1 TB HDD gets backed up to another 1 TB HDD via CarbonCopyCloner.
    Therefore I have three copies of my important data.

    To retrieve files, that have been deleted and also been emptied from the Trash or are on unrecognisable partitions or HDDs or on accidentally formatted partitions or HDDs, you can use

    • Data Rescue 3 - trial lets you scan for free, but recovery needs a purchase (99 USD)
    • Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery - trial lets you scan for free, but recovery needs a purchase (99 USD)
    • FileSalvage - trial lets you scan for free, but recovery needs a purchase (99 USD)
    • DiskDrill - trial lets you scan for free, but recovery needs a purchase (79 USD)
    • Nice To Recover - trial lets you scan for free, but recovery needs a purchase (69.95 USD)
     
  3. Edie Brickell macrumors member

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    This can be resolved very easily by Stellar Phoenix Mac which actually can recover your data from an unmounted drive volume. This software is particularly for you as your drive is unmounted and you want your data back ?..Try this tool it helps !
     
  4. 92jlee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I will try this software tonight, thanks very much!
     

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