Strange dead drive... any suggestions?

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  1. VirtualRain macrumors 603

    VirtualRain

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    One of the 2TB drives I run in a FW enclosure with my Mac Mini just stopped working last night. So I popped it in bay 4 of my Mac Pro to see what I could do for it... Upon startup I get... "the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer"

    It seems as dead as a door nail. I can't even format it. Disk Utility reports it having 0 Bytes capacity. See screen shots below.

    Any suggestions?

    These damn WD Greens are so quiet, I can't even tell if it's spinning up. :( At least it's still under warranty.

    Thanks for any thoughts.
     

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  2. wonderspark macrumors 68030

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  3. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Can you attach it to a PC and run the free diagnostic tools available on WD's site?

    It should offer up more information than Disk Utility at least.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    I've owned a couple WD Green drives; they all seem to fail from overheating and whatnot, especially when used in an external enclosure. Funny thing is my other drives are fine. I avoid them now.

    WD Blue and Black drives are stellar however.
     
  5. Neodym macrumors 65816

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    Even the WD Green can be recognized spinning up by putting your ear close and having no background noises - if you don't hear _anything_ they are probably indeed not spinning up!
     
  6. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Dead I'm Afraid

    If low level format won't do it, nothing will....Return for a replacement.
     

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