I've been using an Iomega Prestige 1T external hard drive with my Macbook (OS 10.7.4) for a while with no problem. Today I was uploading data to the drive when I suddenly got the "this device was not ejected properly" message. Now the drive won't mount. I tried plugging it into two Windows computers - same result. The blue power light is on and stays on consistently. I've tried restarting the computers, plugging into different USB ports, and using a different USB cable. What would cause the drive to fail like that? I there anything that can be done to fix this without losing the data that's already on the Iomega?
Thanks - Steve
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well either the hard disk itself is defective, or the external enclosure is. you can remove the drive from the enclosure and put it into a desktop to try to read it, or put it in a different enclosure. good luck!