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My I Mac doesn't recognize the WD 500GB external drive anymore

MY I Mac doesn't recognize the WD 500GB external hard drive . I have used the drive for about 4 months with Mac OS leopard and windows pro every day. Don't have more than 50 GB installed on the drive . Can anyone help me please

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  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    Same exact thing...  It selects when it wants to work and when it want to take a couple weeks off at a time.  But because I'm a photographer; and keep images stored on it, I have become extremely irritated.  
    The only thing that I have done that sometimes works:  Connecting the hardrive to a seprate PC unit, ounce it is recognised unplug and reconect to my Mac... This temporarly elliviates the problem... by time im a awake in the morining... back to square one!

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    Idk about that...I'm using one on a mac osx 10.4.11 and I have the same problem.  I also tried to plug it into a PC and then back into my mac and nothing

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It must be initialised /mounted 1st for osx

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