So I recently bought a WD My Purport Ultra 1 TB of amazon… I use a macbook pro running gone OS X Yosemite… When I got it i formatted it in Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format. When I did this it was all fine and good. I instantly filled it up with 300GB worth of movies and TV series.
Now this is where the problem starts
Two weeks ago I realised i couldn’t use it on my girlfriends PC or any other device which is not a mac, so i decided to back it up and format it to exFat using WD drive utilities on the Mac. I again out all my stuff back in and i could use it on my girls PC, but i started noticing that whenever i connected it to my mac it would take ages for it to mount and show up in finder and disk utility, but eventually after a lot of plugging in and waiting it would come up. Today I plugged into my mac for some file exchanges and it just won’t come up, i have been trying and waiting for the last half an hour but it won’t show up on finder or disk utility, but it does show up on WD Drive utilities, i even did all the scans on the drive and it passes everything. There is a light on the drive and I can even feel it running. I have got some really important stuff on this drive and i would be really glad if any of you could help me out