I recently backed-up my mac onto a WD HD. I ejected the disk. I reinstalled MAC OSX and went to load my files back on to my computer using the external hard drive. It does not show up on my desktop, but it is visible on the disk utility manager. The options, such as Verify, are grayed out. The S.M.A.R.T. Status says “Not Supported”. The hard drive was not altered in any way, I just saved my settings and files on to it from my MAC.
I tried different USB ports, cords and computers (Macs) it does not show up. I have closed all programs to get maxium power to the hard drive. One time it started “clicking” but it did not show up in the disk utility manager. Also, the hard drive was not formatted only for mac, so it shows up on a PC, I just don’t have one to use.
What are my options, if any, to get this hard drive to work on my mac. This is finals week and I need my pictures!! Thanks for your help. - Sarah