can't repair Error on external HDD

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  1. alvinrayyu

    alvinrayyu Active Member

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    i've been using the original fujitsu HDD that came with my macbook as an external hard drive, enclosed in a USB 2.0 enclosure

    it suddenly died on me, my system can't recognize it citing an error

    i tried disk utility and it can not repair the external drive

    i tried booting using the mac os x install disc to open disk utility, still it can not repair the said drive

    attached are screenshots of the error message

    any technical advice/help would be appreciated

    thanks a lot
     
  2. dixtreme

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    This also happened to me. My best bet would be to try to use Diskwarrior. It re-built my directory and i could use my HD again. My hard drive is an Iomega 250gig USB/FW.
     
  3. ramil

    ramil Active Member

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    Same thing happened to my external HDD this morning. I checked philmug if there was anything posted about HDD repair or data retrieval. Good thing I found this thread.

    DiskWarrior worked well. My external HDD was up and working again in about 2 minutes!

    Thanks for the tip, dixtreme!
     
  4. MacSonic 779

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    Try using Diskwarrior 4.01 as this happened to me once with my internal HD. I had a bootable external HD with Diskwarrior in it. Booted to the external HD and ran Diskwarrior which help fix the problem. You may actually run Diskwarrior 2 ways- boot at the Diswarrior CD or run it thru an external HD ( USB or Firewire ok ) I prefer the second method as its faster unlike thru the CD which is being read by the player at a slower pace. Hope you get to fix your HD.
     
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    alvinrayyu: That happened to me with my Blackbook (but the internal was still the internal then). I went around but never recovered my data. Come to think of it, it was a Fujitsu too...
     
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    "The new GS40 Express mobile chipset is a lower-power variant of the exisiting GS45 Express graphics and memory controller hub. The new chipset has an as-yet-unspecified lower TDP than the GS45's 12W and supports a frontside bus (FSB) of up to 800MHz and a graphics clock of 400MHz, as opposed to the GS45's 1066MHz FSB and 533MHz graphics clock."

    QUESTION: which is better in terms of speed or in general? the soon-to-come GS45 with upto 800MHz and a graphics clock of 400MHz or the GS45's 1066MHz and 533MHz graphics clock?
     
  7. hitme64

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    ano daw? am confused: what we talking about here? the external hdd or chipset?
     
  8. bad_boy

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    Umm, bernzki? Wrong thread yata.
     

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