HDD not recognized Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Storage Last response: February 5, 2013 9:47 PM in Storage Share CopyRight88 February 4, 2013 10:57:32 AM I currently damaged my Sony Laptop and decided to extract all the hard-drive from the laptop "Hitachi 500GB" and use my HDD DOCK + Macbook to retrieve the data. However, the HDD could only be recognised in disk utility but not mounted! i tried to format and repartition it using disk utility but they all ended up with errors. I'm using LION os. How can i format the hard-drive then try to recover the data using powerful recovery solutions. Thanks More about : hdd recognized alvine a b D Laptop a b G Storage February 4, 2013 11:12:43 AM with formatting you erase data so why would you erase and then try to recover? go to a local computer store and ask for data recovery before you wipe the drive m 0 l fzabkar a b D Laptop a c 288 G Storage February 5, 2013 9:47:35 PM Formatting is data destructive. Don't do it. If your Sony laptop was running a Microsoft NTFS file system, then your Mac should have been able to mount it in readonly mode. It sounds like your drive may have physical problems. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWD Elements external hdd is recognized but doesn't show up in My Computer Forum Solvedinstalling Windows 7 from my HDD to my SDD. Do I need to re install Drivers and will the HDD be recognized? Forum SolvedSeagate 2TB USB 3 Ext HDD not recognized by PC, but feels as if starting up Forum Solved[SOLVED] HDD is not recognized by BIOS Forum SolvedNew HDD won't be recognized (URGENT) Forum SolvedDell IDE HDD not recognized Forum SolvedWD HDD recognized in BIOS and Device Manager, but will not show up Forum SolvedMain SSD recognized, HDD not (Windows 8) Forum SolvedHDD and DVD drive no longer recognized by BIOS Forum SolvedNew 840 EVO SSD Install as OS primary, now old HDD primary not recognized in Bios, Forum SolvedBrand new PC that runs windows XP SP3 wont recognize SATA2 hdd, which is recognized in BIOS though Forum SolvedWin8: SSD not recognized on boot after HDD to SSD cloning Forum SolvedWiFi card not recognized by my Dell N7110 after HDD install Forum SolvedNew Rig - HDD recognized in bios, does not show in windows. Forum SolvedNot all of HDD being recognized Forum SolvedHDD not recognized! Forum SolvedRecovery USB HDD not recognized. Forum SolvedExternal HDD is not recognized Forum SolvedHDD Not recognized by Windows following fresh install on SDD Forum SolvedInternal HDD recognized in BIOS but cannot boot Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !