For the last two years I have had My Book Premium 500gb External HDD partitioned (using Disk Utility) into two equal volumes that I have named MyBook 1 and 2 respectively. I use My Book 1 for for my Time Machine backup drive and My Book 2 for odds and ends and my iTunes library. My Book 2 get
Recently my iMac has been slow booting up. I checked all my volumes (including my iMacs internal HDD) over for errors and found a number of serious erors in Mybook 1. I was prepared to reformat this volume and start over with the Time Machine backups because this volume had corrupted before about a year ago. Anyway Disk Warrior got my MyBook working again for about a week however I recall that it mentioned DW reporting that it had made 'Volume Wrapper repairs where necessary" or something similar.
Anyway the other day both volumes disappeared from my desktop. I fired up Disc Utility, then Disk Warrior but neither programme could see the MyBook Drive. Then my iMac refused to boot up. I got the ‘white screen of death’. The MyBook began making a faint clicking noise about once every second or so. The only way to get my iMac to boot up was to disconnect my MyBook Premium HDD from the Firewire connection. I couldn’t even boot from my Disk Warrior DVD unless the MyBook disconnected.
I am thinking my My Book has died. Is there any way to recover it even though my iMac won’t start up with it connected?