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Iomega external hard drive reading problem on Mac

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September 26, 2012 5:20:18 AM

Hello,
Been using my Iomega external hard drive for 2 years now, never been a problem with my mac then suddenly it has a pop up message saying " disk you inserted was not readable with this computer".

I've got important files on this hard drive and the idea of formatting it is not what I want to do. Need help please!!
a c 93 G Storage
September 26, 2012 5:40:08 PM

This sounds like a potentially defective HDD. Have you tried accessing it from another computer? The idea is to isolate the problem as the HDD or the computer (or USB port).

Please clarify.
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September 26, 2012 10:57:07 PM

Yes, tried it on my imac and my macbook. The light on the HDD is lit so doesn't seem to be a USB problem.
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a c 93 G Storage
September 27, 2012 12:23:06 AM

Use Disk Utility to check the health of the drive. Select the drive and use the Verify Disk and/or Repair Disk selections.
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