Prior to today, I’ve had no issues with my network hard drive for over 6 months… now today, lots of issues!
I have a 3TB MyBook Live, and a Mac OS 10.6.8
First, a few hours ago, I got a weird message saying unable to write to the hard drive… then it disappeared, and I WAS able to write to it just a moment later, so I thought it was a fluke. Then, my dashboard kept vanishing (never done that before), and I couldn’t access the drive for short periods, usually 30 seconds to 1 minute… then the drive would reappear. It also kept disconnecting, I had to “connect” numerous times. But it kept doing it, it did the disappear/reappear thing at least 6-7 times, I got worried & thought maybe it should be rebooted cuz I couldn’t find anything similar in searches, so I shut down the hard drive and cycled it by disconnecting everything, waiting then reconnecting…(guess that was not the right thing to do though)… now I cannot connect to it at all. I have rebooted my computer repeatedly, my router, my modem, my hard drive again… nothing. When I click the icon for the dashboard, I only get “About WD Quick View”, nothing else. I cannot seem to connect to the drive at all anymore!! When I type in “mybooklive.local”, it searches for a minute, then it says it cannot find it.
The light on the front of the HD is green. But also, on the back, the “bottom” light next to the ethernet port is also green, but the troubleshooting says it should be amber to mean it’s connected to the network…?? Even during a reboot cycle, it is either off or green, never amber. Other than that, everything appears to be fine… so why can’t I connect anymore??
Also, the last time the dashboard was connected, I looked at the stats… it showed the drive was “ok”, the temp was “ok”, etc… everything looked fine… but it kept vanishing. I haven’t had any other issues with connecting or the internet, just the drive. Numerous wireless devices are all still working great, except the hard drive.
I am really worried about my data!! Any help is very, very, very highly appreciated!!! Thanks in advance!!