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Zeljko Tomic
Connection iMac and external HDD Mybook WD 4 TB
on Dec 6, 2010 at 1:07:35 pm

I have iMac and I'm using it to runn Final cut pro. I have connected Mybook WD HDD 4 TB trough firewire and I use it as a scratch disc. Everything was working OK last 3 months and today I have trouble opening the Final Cut project from Mybook. It runs very slow and it takes more then 20 min. to open the project. Imac has 8 Gb of RAM and 2.4 quadcore Intel processor, so resources are not he problem. On Mybook I have little more then 1 TB of material. Sometimes OS doesn't recognize Mybook at all.

I did OS software update for iMac.

What could be the problem, any ideas?


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Zane Barker
Re: Connection iMac and external HDD Mybook WD 4 TB
on Dec 6, 2010 at 4:26:06 pm

Fitst thing run disk utility on the drive, better yet run disk warrior on the drive.

**Hindsight is always 1080p**


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Zeljko Tomic
Re: Connection iMac and external HDD Mybook WD 4 TB
on Dec 28, 2010 at 2:08:13 pm

I tried, but it doesn't work. Mac freezes when I try to run Disk Warrior software. Repair function in the disk utility didn't work, repair failed. What ever I do, computer freezes. Updating firmware is not possible also.

Sometimes My Book isn't recognized by mac, and if I get the icon on desktop, disk looks empty. Info shows that there is 1,9 TB material, but there is nothing on disk.

I connected it on mini-mac, no improvement.

How can I save data on this disk?


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Zane Barker
Re: Connection iMac and external HDD Mybook WD 4 TB
on Dec 28, 2010 at 3:56:29 pm

Looks like your your going to need to send the drive to a data recovery specialist, like Drive Savers. But be prepared, because it may cost you a pretty penny.

**Hindsight is always 1080p**


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