Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 5:40 PM (in response to Csound1)
no error message - verify disk says that it's okay and repair disk says that it's okay - the mount button is showing (not grayed out), but it says that i have to run first aid first - which i have done continuously - i'm sorry, not exactly sure if it's hub powered - the usb is plugged directly in to the mac and the drive is plugged directly in to an outlet for power... i have restarted many times and still nothing, unfortunately...
thank you very much for your time and attempts at this!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 5:51 PM (in response to Csound1)
i have tried in both macs to no avail - what's throwing me off is the verify and repair disks saying that it's okay - but my knowledge base is nowhere near where it should be (guess that's just me idiotically trying to apply common sense and holding out hope...)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 12:42 AM (in response to lenz)
I have this problem too with my Western Digital 1TB My Passport for Mac.
Downloaded Card Data Recovery - did not work. The software self terminated itself when the problematic WD is connected. Starts up fine when the WD is not connected by USB.
Then I downloaded Remo Recovery. Starts up fine, scans fine and appears to save the files but ALL the files 'saved' are unreadable.
Finally, downloaded Stellar Phoenix in a last ditch attempt to recover my precious video files. Starts fine, saves fine BUT it cannot save files above 200MB because the WD stops working every 10 minutes.So, did not solve my problem totally because I have so many files above 200MB.
And yes, I PAID for all the software above. And the first two software are reluctant to refund me my money until their development team can ascertain whether it's a software bug, over online web conference. And because of the time differences, I can never get online with them. So, all my money gone.
Until one day I opened Activity Monitor and noticed this 'fsck_hfs' starting up everytime I connected the problematic WD My Passport for Mac.
So, tried to Force Quit 'fsck_hfs' and VOILA!
A dialogue box popped up and says that the Passport for Mac cannot be repaired and that I can move and copy files from it but not save to it.
At least I can access the files and save them to my Seagate 1TB although now I am having a problem opening FCP X project files rescued from the WD.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 1:37 AM (in response to mdazlan76)
I have had so very many problems with Western Digital drives over the decades that I no longer even consider buying them: I will buy HGST, etc., drives (owned by WD), but nothing branded with the Western Digital logo.
Just my 2¢...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 1:41 AM (in response to clintonfrombirmingham)
Yes, maybe I should stop buying WDs again.
I have two (1TB and 320GB) and only one is problematic.
Wish I know what's causing the problem exactly.
The error occurred when I was importing videos into FCP X but I suspect that the volume became corrupted because I connected it through a USB hub.