External drive was dropped and now won't mount, what are my options?
October 30, 2010 7:19 AM Subscribe
I've got a great 1TB drive that was yanked off the coffee table...later started clicking...now won't mount...what to do?
posted by talljamal to Technology (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Here's the error when I connect it to my Mac:
NTFS-3G could not mount /dev/disk1s2 at /Volumes/1000GBNTFS because the following problem occurred:
Failed to open $FILE_LogFile/$DATA: No such file or directory
Failed to mount '/dev/rdisk1s2': Input/output error
NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a
SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows
then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very important!
If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g. /dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the 'dmraid' documentation for more details.
I don't know think there's any SoftRAID or FakeRAID involved here, but I coule be wrong. By the way, I am (was :/ using MacFuse to mount it on the Mac.
When I connect it to the little Acer Aspire Revo running Windows7, it says it's corrupted and can't be read. There's a lot of great tunes on it, you can feel my pain.
Can you all help with a solution I might be able to do myself? It was a hard disk + enclosure purchase that I put together, so I can remove it and do something with the disk itself if that's necessary. But I was hoping there was a software based solution.