Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2013 10:13 AM (in response to BernieC)
when you got it, did you format it? some come as NTFS and include an NTFS driver.
Never use as is always reformat (if there is anything on it back that up)
I would do what you need to and reformat it again.
Click on WDxxxx and what is the partition status? GUID?
Click on Partition tab and make changes.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2013 10:18 AM (in response to The hatter)
It is formatted properly (GUID Partition Table). I had been using both of these drives (500 gb) as my Time Machine backups until a couple if months ago when I replaced them. They both worked fine then and still have the data on them. I cannot find some of my old files so I thought I would try to find them on one of these drives and restore them to my machine.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2013 9:48 AM (in response to BernieC)
Hey Hatter, Thanx for the input.
Among other things I tried was a terminal routine someone suggested with no luck and new drivers/firmware for the drive, again, no luck.
I still don't know for sure what caused my problem, but I re-partitioned the drive and re-formatted it and that seemed to solve the provlem. Sadly, I lost all my info that was backed up on that particular drive but hopefully it won't come back to bite me later.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2014 7:09 PM (in response to BernieC)
I had a similar problem this evening and ran Disk Utility to check things out. Everything was okay.
What solved the problem? Disk Warrior 4.4 which I'd purchased years earlier and which is Maverick compatible. Simply let it examine your hard disk and rebuild the directory. Reboot for good measure after the procedure is complete.