My 2GB WD MyPassport was last successfully connected to my Macbook (still running **10.9.5) **about two months ago (I use it almost exclusively for Time Machine backups).
I tried using it recently but the main partition no longer mounts. A small exfat parition mounts, but I can’t seem to fully verify that parition from disk utlities.
Here’s how it looks via Terminal:
/dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: FDisk_partition_scheme *2.0 TB disk1 1: Windows_NTFS ExFatPaws 200.5 GB disk1s1 2: Apple_HFS Paws 1.8 TB disk1s2 cherbourg-2:~ xxxxx$ diskutil verifyVolume /Volumes/ExFatPaws/ Started file system verification on disk1s1 ExFatPaws Error: -69673: Live file system repair is not supported cherbourg-2:~ xxxxx$ diskutil mount /dev/disk1s1 Volume ExFatPaws on /dev/disk1s1 mounted cherbourg-2:~ xxxxx$ diskutil mount /dev/disk1s2 Volume on disk1s2 timed out waiting to mount
Is this similar to the other mount troubles that people are having or are my troubles likely just due to the drive dying and/or being corrupted? I never had troubles with the drive in the past. I updated to 10.9.x months and months ago and did several successfully TM backups to the drive since that initial upgrade.
It’s a portable drive and thus no ac adapter. WD Support, please don’t just tell me to try a different cable or port. In other threads people tell you those solutions don’t work and then you disappear.
(I will admit I haven’t tried it on another mac yet. I will eventually try that but I’m not usually around other macs currently.)