Time Machine Drive Wont Mount

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Rojo024, May 11, 2008.

  1. Rojo024 macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2007
    I am using a Western Digital My Book Hard drive for time machine backup on my MacBook Pro CD. I plug the time machine drive into my computer every time i am at home. But, about a week ago it stopped working. The Drive simply wont mount. The computer doesn't even recognize the drive in the disk utility. I have tried to search the apple website, and the forums here as well, but i am unable to find any helpful information. If someone could help or point me in the direction to find a solution that would be awesome.

    Also, is there any the information will be recoverable if the drive is lost?

  2. ceres macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2007
    Dark Forests of Germania
    It´s likely that you suffered a hardware failure. In this case you would have to pay for professional data restoration. Have you tried your external drive on another pc/mac?
  3. Rojo024 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2007
    Yes, I have tried it on both a pc and a mac. What are my options for data recovery? Is the external toast?

    Thanks for the help.

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