Question about Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive
I am basically using this hdd since the time it was launched. i gave it to my friend, and i think he plugged it out without clicking on the option to eject it. since then, i have not been able to access any files on the hdd. plus i have a mac, i am not even able to see the hard disk icon on the screen. the problem is the same in case of windows as well. it is as if the hard disk is unreadable. plzz help me recover my data...it is very dear and important to me...!!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I wish I had the words of comfort that you will need with this tale of woe I must tell you.
You see, its a matter of organization.
Though your data is SOMEWHERE on the disk, without proper ejection, the disk cannot find them as they had been assigned data space.
It is very much like the requirement that a computer be properly shut down or face similar problems with its internal disks becoming corrupted.
Your files were not actually cleared, they were corrupted, but perhaps the volume can be repaired.
Go into your applications folder, (as you should have done while installing the disk in the first place) and find a folder entitled "Utilities" and within that folder and icon entitled "Disk Utility" and click on it. and a dialogue window will open up showing all disks currently installed, including your external disk which you should select and you will notice tabs entitled "First Aid" "Erase" "RAID" and "Restore"
Follow the instructions found there and the very best of luck to you.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
SOURCE: WD My book flashing light
I think you have burn your power supply coord! Sometime powercoord have the same plug but the voltage are not the same laptop run sometime at 18v when hd is at 12v. On your HD look arround the power coord hole, you should be able to find wich voltage you need to operate it!
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
This issue seems like your computer hard drive gone bad.Please check with the following link. http://support.gateway.com/s/harddrv/Misc/GWScan502/7513250nv.shtml and make sure you are not any error message. If any error message display while checking with the above link. It is confirmed that hard drive gone bad.
Posted on Jul 18, 2010
the problem is that your western digital operates using the NTFS (New Technology File System) which is the standard file system of Windows. Apple macs is not interopable with native NTFS therefore you need to install a read-write NTFS file-system driver on your mac.
an excellent free mac NTFS driver can be found here-
download and install the software then restart your mac.
Posted on Jul 31, 2010
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