Been using WD hard drives for a few years now and love them, and have been a browsing these forums for a bit too. Only decided to bother you with a problem that I have that I’m desperate to fix
Here goes, so a month or so ago my usb port got pushed in on my 1TB My Book Essential (I believe thats what it was called) and i couldn’t plug it in any more, so i gutted my hard drive to extract the bare bones hard drive WD10EADS. I recently purchased a hard drive dock so I could connect back to my mac. But when I put my hard drive in the dock and connected it to my mac I got this message “The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer”. So i went in disc utility, where it shows up, but I can’t do anything with it.
I have DiskWarrior and tried to use it but my external hard drive did not show up in any of the options. So I guess my question is does anyone know whats wrong or how I can connect it back to my mac. I don’t know why it won’t mount, as everything seems to be in order. I read around a bit and heard maybe it could be fried or damaged or something.
I’m thinking that if I can’t get any answers or solve this I might have to use Data Rescue and then transfer all my files to a new drive (hopefully a 2TB WD Elements If i can get one) if this is possible.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I’m stuck and have no clue how to get my external hard drive to connect and get recognized by my mac.