WD USB HDD won't be verified/repaired or formatted with Disk Utilities.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lovecybercat, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. lovecybercat macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2008
    Few files on my HDD got corrupted and after I tried to repair it using Disk Utilities and it did not work, I recovered all my files to different HDD and tried to erase my WD HDD but I get error ( input/output error) - I am wondering why and how can I fix it?
  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    If you cannot even format the hard drive then the best way to fix the problem is to order a new one :rolleyes: At this point, I wouldn't trust it anymore. You might try if it works with a different computer, in case the problem is with the USB ports on your Mac and not with the hard drive.
  3. lovecybercat thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2008
    I tried different computer and it finds it but fails to format it in a middle of process. HDD makes a really weird sound. Oh well- at least I was able to recover all my files. :(
  4. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    As you've been advised.... The HDD is on its way to the land of dead drives.

    Time for a new one. You wanted a new one anyway. :D

  5. lovecybercat thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2008
    Thanks to everyone you guys are just so optimistic! :)
    All my files are safely recoverd on another HDD ( as of this morning at least LOL) and I just got an e-mail from WD with shipping label for product exchange! ;)
    So yeah, not going to trust that old HDD anymore- bye bye!

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