Question about Hard Drives
My hard drive recently started to be hesitant when I turned it on, now it won't be recognized. I have a mac powerbook G4 w/ sytem 10.4.10. It's an older model hard drive, 160GB. Will I be able to retrieve my data if I have to buy a new one?
It's very likely your LaCie power supply is foobar and can no longer supply the current needed by the HDD. happens with a lot of external hdd enclosures with cheap power supplies - hook it in and turn it on without being connected to USB first, wait abit, then hook up the USB.
Posted on Dec 14, 2007
Continuation to Answer 1. Hi, I just had the same problem and tried the solution 1. It did not work. Then I tought to let cool down the power (I have it always plug in) and it worked. thanks, Joaquin
Posted on Aug 28, 2008
Close all processor and hard drive intense applications. Try going into your main harddrive, in your APPLICATIONS folder, you should see UTILITIES. Applications/Utilites/Disk Utility Select DISK UTILITY ( harddrive with a stethoscope ) and all volumes connected to the computer should appear in the left pane. If the drive does appear in the left pane, then chances are you will see the drive and below in grey, the name of the partition........hopefully. Select the drive in the pane, choose FIRST AID and then REPAIR DISK. If you get errors in red or any errors relating to damage, the drive and/or the enclosure is faulty. In the top right of the DISK UTILITY window, you should see a button marked MOUNT. Try selecting this and giving it a few seconds. If the drive does not mount, you will most likely need data recovery software or services. Hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 18, 2007
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