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Glyph drive wont boot

I have the GT050Q 250GB Glyph drive and my mac froze the other day with the glyph attached to it, so I had to do a manual shut down on the computer. and now the glyph drive won't mount. I tried a repair disk on it and a verify disk - both of which failed.

any tips to get it running again?

thanks!

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  • jflmarketing Dec 04, 2008

    A similar thing happened to me. We have this exact Glyph drive attached to our Mac Mini file server. I was working on my iMac client in Quark when the app "hung" (spinning beach ball) and I thought it was Quark. I had to manually shut down the computer as nothing else worked. When I rebooted and my computer tried to mount the partitioned volumes from the Glyph, it was a no go.

    I rebooted the file server, and the Glyph volumes SLOWLY appeared and everything seemed OK, BUT when I was back in Quark and I tried to open a file on the drive, the app hung again and I had to manually shut down my computer once more.

    So, I shut down the Glyph and Mac Mini (our file server config) and then powered them both back on, but now the Glyph won't mount. 

    I thought these drives were supposed to be reliable and rugged. They include with the drive a heavy duty carrying case, and the metal front and casing gives it the appearance of a military-like construction. But this thing has never moved from where it was originally placed in an office environment. 

    I guess I'll be venting to Glyph in an email...I certainly won't be recommending this drive to anyone looking for a durable, quality external drive.

  • lukeka Jan 29, 2009

    This is my same problem. Any solutions?

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You could try a program like disk warrior or disk rescue, or you could try giving Glyph a call, they have pretty good warranty coverage.

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