Question about Iomega ULTRAMAX 1TB TRIPLE INTERFACE FireWire 400 (1394a) Hard Drive
HDD connected by Firewire 800 to iMac. Has worked OK for a year now it fails to mount and the 2 red HDD lights flash alternately. Disc Utility doesn't see this drive. Tried connecting with USB 2, no change. Hope somebody can help. Thanks all.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try running disk utility. If it can see the hard disk but it isn't mounting it, try clicking "repair" or if that is greyed out, "verify" then "repair". Be warned that this could take a very long time, so leave it over night. It may even look like it has crashed. This may either fix the problem, or tell you that the drive can't be repaired (in the data sense) and it will hopefully mount it read-only so you can retrieve the data. You will need another drive with enough space to copy everything off. If copying data fails, try copying folder by folder or even file by file to get off all files that are ok, as otherwise it will just give up when it finds corrupt data.
If disk utility cannot see the hard disk at all, try the other interfaces (usb/firewire/sata). If it can't see it in any of them, try it on another computer. If none of them can read it then the unit is dead. You may be able to retrieve your data by taking the unit apart, removing the hard disk, and placing it in another enclosure. This will probably void your guarantee though, so it's a choice you may have to make :(
Posted on Oct 27, 2009
I have the same problem too, this iomega is terrible, I have it only less than two months and it is not working already. Evan it has one year warranty I will not suggest anyone to buy it in the future.
Posted on Feb 28, 2010
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