I am sorry if this has been addressed elsewhere or if this issue is plainly ignorant… But, I’ve been googling like mad, and I just can’t seem to figure out what to do. So, I am just going to retell the situation in ridiculous detail and hopefully someone can help.
So, I was editing in FCP, and since I didn’t have enough space on my computer to hold the footage, I was working through my 1TB My Book. The harddrive was accidentally knocked over (eep) causing the cord to pop out. After pressing ‘Okay’ to the message about not properly ejecting the disk, I tried plugging it back in. Initially, it didn’t mount. So, I tried again. And then it did mount! So, I continued to edit. A few minutes in, the harddrive disconnected again, but this time it wasn’t because it was unplugged. Since this moment, I have yet to reconnect to the harddrive.
Needless to say, I tried reconnecting many times, but the icon never showed up on the desktop or in the finder. I’ve shut down everything, unplugged everything… All the basic first steps. Didn’t work.
Then, I checked the disk utility. Lo and behold, it is listed in the disk utility. A bunch of options were greyed out and a bunch weren’t. In order to avoid forgetting to mention some, I’ve taken a screen cap. Here it is:
Anyone know what all of this means? And what are my options? Is the harddrive dead and gone? Or, do I have a chance…?
Thank you in advance.