Question about Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive
I recently bought a WD 1tb external hardrive, I formatted it and manage to transfer all my info to it about 200g out of 3 different computers. It was working fine until 2 days ago. Now when I connect it to any of my computers it doesn't mount and when I opened my utility disk it doesn't give me the option to repair it or verify it. I can see it on the disk utility but no on the desktop or finder. I ran Disk warrior but it says that the drive can not be rebuilt because the file system is not supported? the only 2 options available to me in disk utility is 1. formatting which I can not do as all my work is in the drive. or 2. restoring? I am not sure what that entails and really can't afford to loose all the info. can anyone help???
I am running the WD on a Mac book pro mac os x 10.4.11 but also have the option of a 10.3.9 my bf's computer.
Many thanks in advance for any help given! I would really appreciate some tips and help, will loose my last year work if I can't access info!
First of all, restoring a hard drive rarely affects data stored on it. I usually just adjusts the supporting software that allows it to run properly. Definately check the manual prior to restoring it, though. Formatting it will absolutely erase everything (unless your the FBI). I'm about 99% sure that restoring it will leave your stored data completely unaffected.
You're better off performing the work using the newest OS available. BTW, your BF can plug into the internet and get upgraded to 10.4.11 as well for free and it doesn't take long.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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