I have a 3TB MyBook for Mac. Earlier today, fter my MacBook Pro was fully booted, I plugged in the external’s power supply, and then UDB cable. It mounted normally.
A few minutes later, I got an alert saying something like “Be sure to eject your drive before you unplug it or turn it off.” THE DRIVE HAD UNMOUNTED ITSELF. At first I thought that the power supply was in a bad plug, so I moved it. After trying multiple plugs, I tried to test it with WD Drive Utilities. The progress bar made it to 90%, and then it failed. No additional information.
One more detail. When I plug the power supply into the drive, the power indicator LED starts out as solid white. Once it has been going a minute or two, the LED starts blinking. When I start the shutdown for my computer, the LED goes solid again.
The MyBook icon did appear at the top of the WD Drive Utilities window. It does not show up in Disk Repair. If I launch Disk Repair before plugging in the MyBook, Disk Repair opens normally. If I plug the MyBook in first, and then try to launch Disk Repair, Disk Repair will write all the border areas of the window, but none of the function buttons show up.
Unless something is really, really wrong with her Mac OS, I don’t think so. If she’s really scared to let you use her Disk Repair, you could take the drive to an Apple store and they should be able to do it for you.
So, she decided she wasn’t nervous after all. After hours & hours of “Preparing to…” I woke up to see that Disk Repair could not complete the process. Sorry, but I neglected to write down the Notification.
Next, I booted the E Disk on my MacBook Pro, and tried running Volume Structures. That examination completed, saying only that it had Passed. Afterward, the drive appeared on my desktop. I’m getting a new 3-gig on Tuesday (a small USD, not the big MyBook which the disk-recovery company described as delicate), but I am wondering how to deal with the MyBook drive in question.
After I clone it to the new drive, should I wipe it with a more-serious zeroing routine? How can I tell if there are any other underlying problems with it?