OS X :: Iomega External Harddrive Won't Read On PC But On Mac?

Mar 20, 2010

I bought an Iomega Prestige 1TB external harddrive a couple months ago with it running off my Macbook Pro.

I just flew down home for spring break, leaving my Macbook Pro charger at school. However, I do have the harddrive with all my backed up files. The problem is, my PC laptop (Dell, Windows XP) does not recognizes it. When I plug in the harddrive and turn it on, the computer recognizes that there is something plugged in (it gives me the option to safely remove hardware), but there is no sign of the drive anywhere.

Is there anyway my PC can read/recognize it?

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Nov 13, 2008

Just about to format my external harddrive as its read only at the moment (only adjustable on a Windows machine).

I've opened disk utility and chosen my external HDD from there... my question is, which format do I use? Theres about four appearing:

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Mac OS Extended

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Which one do I choose and why?

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Apr 13, 2009

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Jul 6, 2009

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This may a well beaten subject, but I must get an answer.

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Now all of a sudden, it does get recognized by either my Mac G5 (OS X 10.4) or my MacBook Pro. In fact, I get the Disk Insertion (initialize/ignore/eject) window.

Why initialize, that will only wipe out all of my files on the HD.

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Dec 3, 2009

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I am using it as my time machine backup in Leopard, so it was really just a matter of plugging it in, formating it with the OSX file system and setting it up for time machine.

When attempting to format from Disk Utility, I get an error (see screenshot).

(Additional info: I can access it and format it without any problems from Windows 7 based PC).

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Will my Mac be able to use this external?


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Mar 23, 2009

I am not very computer savvy, and new to your community here. (also I apologize if this is posted in the wrong forum. this one seemed the most logical, but I wasn't sure.)

Just bought an external harddrive for my MacBook, and my hope was to move my itunes library, photos, and a few essential documents to the external.

what is the easiest way to do this?

Also, after I have everything backed up, I was planning on restoring the computer to factory settings, and enjoy it being "like new" with all my content on harddrive. If I did this, would I still be able to seamless access all the stuff on the external, such as my itunes library? How would this work? Is it even a good idea to restore the computer?

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Nov 16, 2009

I use my external harddrive for Time Machine on OSX. I also happened to put other files on there too. But once I run bootcamp, it seems that Windows cannot recognize harddrive. Is that normal? And is there a way for me to reach the files in Windows?

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Feb 27, 2009

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Dec 3, 2010

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Jun 30, 2009

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the way I understand it, it is a possibility that the file that lists the addresses of all the files on the disk may be the one that was wiped. I am hoping the data is still there and that someone has a nifty tool that will sniff it out for me.

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Feb 5, 2009

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"Disk Utility stopped repairing �My Passport� because the following error was encountered:

The underlying task reported failure on exit"

and i've checked the finder preferences and everything is what it is suppose to be. am i going to have to but that diskwarrior program in order to fix this? seems like there should be an easier, less expensive, way.

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Feb 23, 2009

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May 21, 2009

I'm trying to format my external harddrive with disk utility to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) but it keeps coming up with this error.

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Feb 17, 2010

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Jan 4, 2009

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I bought a 320 gb portable hard drive. It is not recongized either through the hub or directly into either USB 2.0 ports.

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Mar 6, 2012

my mac book pro is not recognizing my WD 500 GB external hardrive. I checked and double checked to make sure the external was mac compatible before I bought : and it was. It also is not recongizing an WD external hardrive I borrowed from a co-worker.  Here is what I have done and checked so far. 

- I checked to see if the externals worked on other Mac Pros( just to double check mac compatibility)-  they showed up on on 4 different Mac books.

- I checked to see if  there was something wrong my usb ports. So I incerted my 4 GB flash drive in the USB port, and then my co-workers 4GB  Flashdrive-  My computer recognized both the devices.

-  My computer was very full ( that is why I bought a bigger hardrive to back up my files) so  I thought  maybe there just wasnted even enough free space for my computer to recongize the devices. So I freed up 70GB of hardrive space on my mac book. - still nothing.

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Apr 24, 2012

Today i was finishing a 7min HD Video Project for my class, on a mac tower, when i got the I/O error message while exporting it. It got worse from there. Untill today i have had no problem viewing/opening/editing files from my harddrive.

Now, i cant even open the FCP project. It says final cut pro quit unexpectedly while using the kgcore plug-in When i try to watch a quicktime file, the movie will play for a few seconds, then freeze and force quit.I try to copy any file to my desktop and it says The Finder cant complete the operation because some data in(filename) cant be read or written. (Error code -36) 

I ran disk utility to verify the disk, and it says that everything appeared ok.I also ran disk repair, and it also said nothing was wrong with the harddrive.I have tried to do all of these things on 4 different computers today, 3 towers and a Mac Mini.All the same results, down to the exact second and mb of the attempted transfers and watches.

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May 20, 2012

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