My Western Digital storage device does not work.
Input/Output something cannot be read. I see
the device in my disk utilities and my document folder but it will not open. Is there a freeware program to fix this problem through my mac.
Check to see if the filing system is compatible with Mac OS. If its NTFS I don't think it will work. If there isn't anything on the disk you need just format it as either Mac OS Journ. Extended or Fat 32.
I'm sorry but I don't know about any freeware to fix it. You could of course try plugging it into a PC to see if that works.