Hi, my name is Britton. Are you available?
Can you describe your situation in more detail for me? I'm not clear on what you're asking
I was hoping that there would be something that might be some software available to download to find the drive. Normally the drive will show without installing soft ware. There seems to be many people that have had this same issue. This is the first time in 20 years that I have had a hard drive failure. I have a CD that came with the drive but there is no Driver.
Okay, but is the drive that's (potentially) failing Firewire or USB?If the kernel (OS) recognizes the drive at all, it will show up in disk utility. Go to Finder->Applications->Utilities->Disk Utility
If the drive is being recognized, it will show up on the left-hand pane of Disk Utility, it should be underneath your Macintosh HD
It doesn't show now but it did when before it failed. I will try disconnecting Power and Firewire cables will get back to you in a day or two will save this link.
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Leaving the iomega drive mounted after being unplugged for 2 days connected with the firewire cable.
So, the drive is actually mounting now? Previously, it wasn't showing up in Disk Utility. Can you check again and see if it's showing up in Disk Utility?
I hit the wrong key and didn't complete my sentence; The hard drive mounted and appears in the Disk Utility and in the Finder Side Bar. I have everything backed up on another drive so I don't trust it much this has happened before.
That's a good idea. To be safe, select the disk in Disk Utility, click the First Aid tab, then run the verify / repair disk permissions and the verify / repair disk options. If there happens to be an issue with the file system itself, this will ensure that it's repaired. Let me know how that goes. Aside from that, I would not trust this disk to solely house your data, given how flaky it's been in the past. It's safe to continue to use, but make sure you always have a backup in case on a failure