Question about SmartDisk Crossfire Desktop (xf160f) 160 GB Hard Drive
I turn on the harddrive as normal and plug it in, but nothing appears on my screen and my disc utilities doesn't show it either. The harddrive itself seems to be making a weird noise as if it is reading a disc then nothing. The green light on top flashes.
When you reboot and hold down the option key, does the drive show up during that initial process? Is the weird noise more like clicking or more like a high-pitched whirring? If the drive has been damaged on a hardware level (causes too numerous to list... age, power fluctuations, being knocked over or dropped, corrosion, poor workmanship...) and won't show up at all, it is probably now a paperweight. There are a couple of utilities available to troubleshoot disc problems for Macs. The most popular are Disk Warrior and Tech Tool Pro. They can often "see" a disc that Disc Utilities misses, and assist you in copying the data from the drive. This process is important to be cautious with, however, since your drive is making noises it should no longer be considered reliable and the best hope is to retrieve your data and then get a new one or have yours replaced [if it is under warranty].
Posted on Aug 12, 2007
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