Time Machine Problems of a Dire Nature

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Tigerdaly, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Tigerdaly macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2009
    I have been a convert to the Mac system for a couple of years now, however I have hit a problem.
    When I bought my imac I invested in a Iomega minimax 500 gb hard drive to compliment my system and provide a time machine archive.
    All has been good until now. The drive doesn't appear on my desktop and time machine say's I don't have a drive connected, yet its powered up and wizzing.
    I have tried changing usb ports and cables yet nothing.
    The only thing that see's it is the disk utility, yet that wont repair or do anything to it.
    Is this a systematic failure of the drive or is there anything else I can do.
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    If it sees it, but says it cannot be repaired, you might have some luck using Disk Warrior. It can rebuild a new directory, and, if it can't, it possibly can provide a temporary one so you can recover data from the drive.

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