2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 15, 2010 6:58 PM by Dale Weisshaar
CKLLL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have been using this 500GB WD Hard disk and it has been working properly. However, it is not being detected today when I plugged it in.
I have tried methods like "automatically fixing errors" at PCs and checked it on Disk Utility, unfortunately it is still not working. I have important files in it and what should I do?
Thanksss x

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • eww Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)
    Remove the drive from its worthless Western Digital enclosure, throw the enclosure away, and buy a good FireWire enclosure for it.
  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)
    eww's suggestion may seem a bit rash, but I've found that to be the case also. My WD external's enclosure also fried.

    I bought OWC's FW hard drive encloser. You can put in your own drive(s) (I bought Seagate drives from OWC) depending on whether you want a single drive backup, dual or RAID. I bought the OWC Mercury Elite...great enclosure rated top in all my Mac magazines. What's nice about these is, if the drive goes bad you can replace it yourself and not have to get rid of the whole unit (like what happened to my Western Digital FW Ext. drive last time!). OWC's enclosures have Oxford chipsets which are totally Mac friendly. They also work for Windows machines. OWC also backs up their products...no arguing involved.
    DALE