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?
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!