Hello folks, about a year and a half ago I bought a Western Digital 2TB Mybook Essential and it worked great for about a year or so. After this time I noticed it was not always being recognized by my computer when I plugged it in via USB 2.0. Eventually it got to the point where the drive would only be recognized maybe once out of 10 tries and when it was recognized a dialog box came up and said the drive was not readable. Then I opened up the disc utility to try and repair it and the size reading was something in the neighborhood for 144 PB instead of the 2 TB it should read. I read on a forum somewhere that it could be the connectors on the enclosure that the drive came in so I took the enclosure apart and out the drive in a Rosewill enclosure that supports the drive. As you can imagine this did not solve the problem. Is there anything I can do to have my drive function properly again or should I give up and buy a new drive?
I am currently running Mac OSX 10.6.8.