I have a fairly new (~1.5 years old) external WD My Book with a bunch of audio projects that I'd like to recover. I'm wondering if there are any clever tricks I can try before pulling the disk out of the enclosure.
Symptom: Snow Leopard reports, when attempting to mount the drive, that it can't be read, would I like to initialize it? I choose ignore.
I've tried different USB ports, letting it sit for a while (in case it was somehow overheated), all to no avail. It's formatted HFS+.
It subsequently does not appear in Disk Utility as an unmounted volume but it does appear in the USB profiler:
My Book: Capacity: 731.13 GB (731, 133,470,208 bytes) Removable Media: Yes Detachable Drive: Yes BSD Name: disk6 Product ID: 0x1100 Vendor ID: 0x1058 (Western Digital Technologies, Inc.) Version: 1.75 Serial Number: 0BB9BB4D8FC25F7CB961605F89EB0C Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec Manufacturer: Western Digital Location ID: 0xfd110000 Current Available (mA): 500 Current Required (mA): 2 Partition Map Type: Unknown S.M.A.R.T. status: Not Supported
So, any recommended troubleshooting tips before I pull it apart and stick it into a tower?