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Old 07-21-2019, 01:58 PM   #1
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Hello everybody! I'd like to use my Hitachi Travelstar HTS541080G9SA00 80 GB hard drive as an external USB drive to backup media files. The problem is my iMac OS High Sierra doesn’t recognize this old hard drive from Pc laptop computer. Looks like Mac doesn’t have driver for this HD, or I’m mistaken?
The HD from old Lenovo comp. Where to find driver for this HD compatible with my Mac.
I appreciate any help!!!
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Thanks Stancestans for response! When I connect this disk I get message: The disk you inserted not readable by this computer. I initialize it and in the box: location— external; connection — USB; Partition map — not supported; S.M.A.R.T. status — Not supported.
I run First Aid and operation successful; click Erase tab.
Try to format: Mac OS Extended; ExFat.
Scheme — GUID partition map, Apple partition map.
But No any success: Erase process has felled.
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Thanks Stancestans for response! When I connect this disk I get message: The disk you inserted not readable by this computer. I initialize it and in the box: location— external; connection — USB; Partition map — not supported; S.M.A.R.T. status — Not supported.
I run First Aid and operation successful; click Erase tab.
Try to format: Mac OS Extended; ExFat.
Scheme — GUID partition map, Apple partition map.
Creating the partition map.
Unable to write to the last block of the device.
Erase process has failed.
No any success:
Any other idea ?
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Going by its age, the drive is most likely defective. There's no other reason why erasing and formatting it should fail. I would forget about that drive and buy a new, reliable one. You can run diagnostic tests on the drive and if it fails any of them, then further use should be discontinued.
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Unable to write to the last block of the device.
the last block of sectors have turned bad so the Mac cannot create a partition map including the last block. As stated, the drives age requires this device to be retired and replaced.
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