Seems like a few people have seen this issue. I’ve had the drive for about a year (2 TB) and now it had this “Read Only” error. I can see all of my data but I cannot copy it off the drive (this drive has all of my media, 1.5TB of it). Trying to copy is painfully slow (XBench was something like 1.5Mbs) and I have tried to change the permissions in Terminal for the entire drive.
I’ve read that if I format the drive then use Disk Recovery tools (Stellar, Wondershare, etc.) I can recover the files but I did a simple experiment on a 250GB drive with a couple of folders on it, reformatted the drive and used the tool, it did not find the two folders on there so I am not taking that chance.
The drive has been working forever, it is HFS+ formatted.
Any one have any success getting the data off the drive or at least fixing this error? I do not have a back up of this data (I have some but not all) and I really cannot lose my iPhoto libraries.