My, barely a few months old, WD my passport 500GB is causing me concern!
Up until yesterday, it was working just fine - I use it on my macbook os x 10.5.8, primarily for storing audio files from Logic Pro 9.
Last night one of the regular backups failed. Ever since, it (mostly) does not appear in Finder (‘mostly’, because a couple of times, out of the many attempts over the course of today … it has appeared. Briefly!).
Disk Utility, recognizes it (though not every time.) yet, most options e.g. ‘Repair Disk permissions’ are grayed out … apart from ‘Verify Disk’ - which states (after, ‘Checking Extended Attributes file’ being last in the list of black writing.)
‘keys out of order’
‘The volume my passport needs to be repaired’
‘Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed.’ (all in red.)
Can anyone suggest anything to help?
I really need to not lose the contents of this HD!
A couple of people, on similar thread forums, recommend ‘DiskWarrior’ … does this work? Someone posted that it didn’t, so I don’t really want to fork out for something that won’t change a thing.
Others have mentioned getting a ‘Y cable’ (?), something about it needing more boost?
Any help would be much appreciated!