Blue light powers on but it's not recognized by my mac.
When I plug in my external, the blue light powers on, I can feel the it vibrating from the disk rotating but it is not recognized by the computer, I tried using another USB cable that I know for certain works, as well as tried a different external on my computer which worked, and tried my external on a different computer which didn't work so I know for certain there is a problem with the external and not a glitch with my cable or computer.
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A: Does your tv have a usb port and drivers to recognize a hard drive? WE don't know you did not provide that information.
B: Same for your Blue ray player
C: Same for you router
D: Mac file system is not the same as Windows file system
Hi there! First we have to make sure the drive has power. As soon as it is plugged in and turned on (if it has a switch) you should feel it vibrating lightly. Once you feel it vibrating and it is plugged into the computer go to your Applications folder, then to Utilities. In there is a program called Disk Utility. Open it and in the column on the left you should see your drive listed. Click it and select "Erase" from the tabs on the right. Make sure that you select "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" for the Filesystem then click "Erase." Should work great after that. Keep in mind that if there was any data on it then it will be erased by doing this. If you do not see the disk in the column on the left, then the drive is most likely bad and should be returned.
The Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB hard drive is formatted for PC, not Mac. The simplest way to get your MacBook to recognize this new drive--and therefore copy the files from your old drive--is to plug it in to a PC and format the drive. I was advised to format with FAT 16, as this would be recognized by my MacBook. Fortunately, the process was not that involved, since the Vista-driven PC found the drivers for the WD Scorpio Blue automatically. Once formatted, I safely removed the drive and plugged it into my MacBook via a USB port using a BYTECC Drive Mate. Magically, it now appeared on my MacBook Desktop and was recognized by the cloning software I was using, SuperDuper. Three hours later, the files on my old hard drive were successfully cloned onto the Scorpio Blue--except now I had an additional 364GB of storage space. Swapping out the old drive and replacing it with the new was not a big deal at all--just make sure you have the right screwdriver for the last task--a Torx #6. Mission accomplished.
Have you contacted WDE.. by email,or, phone? Seems like that the hard drive has had its bios info corrupted , due to possibly hooking it up to the pc(in the wrong order), or even, a power surge that you were not aware of... The Manufacturer can send you a link to upgrade/restore the harddrive bios...
how do I fix my external hard drive, because one day I turned it on and the drive was fine, the next day when I turned it on, it kept on flashing blue, does that mean that the drive is dead. Please help me with this.
Data recovery usually will cost about 2000 - 3500. i may be able to help as long as the platters aren't physically damaged. Send me the drive at your cost. I will pull all data and return data on burned dvds I keep the drive. If i can't retrieve data then i will return drive to you at my cost. firstname.lastname@example.org