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How to repair damaged disks that crash Disk Utility and DiskWarrior
Authored by: AndrewSwift on Jun 19, '13 03:46:44AM

I had a small Western Digital external 1TB that had become unmountable because of repeated "The disk was not ejected correctly" errors (apparently a common problem on Macbooks).

It wouldn't mount on either Mac or PC even enough to re-format it. It was invisible to Disk Utility and via the Terminal.

I was all ready to send the disk in for WD warranty service when I came across this article in my RSS feeds.

This technique worked like a charm. I had to do it twice (quit Disk Arbitrator and Disk Utility and unplug the disk), but it all went smoothly.

I was even able to save the disk contents!

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