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Luckily I immediately found that it was okay (with Drobo) to run the verify disk and repair disk within Disk Utility.

Invalid node structure Invalid B-tree node size Invalid node structure Invalid B-tree node size The volume could not be verified completely. Updating boot support partitions for the volume as required. Back up as many of your files as possible, reformat the disk, and restore your backed-up files. I filed a support ticket with Drobo and provided all the details including a diagnostic log.

After all of that was done, I called the telephone support line. I only needed to spend the $100 if I wanted to ATTEMPT to get access to my data again.

At some point during the process of upgrading drives in my Drobo, the mounted partition’s file directory structure was corrupted…

The drive was showing up in Disk Utility, and the partition was also showing, however I couldn’t mount the partition.

I would strongly recommend at this stage attempting to back up any data that is required before proceeding with the following steps.

Some of the following steps are destructive and will lose ALL data on your drive. You can try booting from OS X Recovery (by holding ‘CMD’ ‘R’ keys at startup) or an external drive and use the command line to attempt to unmount or erase the disk: 1) Once booted from OS X Recovery, select Terminal from the Utilities pull down menu. Bit more drastic, but you can attempt to force a volume or the entire physical disk to unmount: FOR A VOLUME: 1) Using the Terminal application again, booting from OS X Recovery or an external bootable drive, Enter the following where ‘x’ is your disk identifier and ‘y’ is your volume identifier, (remember to use the ‘diskutil list’ command if you need to find out your disk and volume identifiers): 3) Attempt again to perform whichever task caused your ‘Couldn’t Unmount Disk’ error. FOR AN ENTIRE PHYSICAL DISK: 1) Using the Terminal application again, booting from OS X Recovery or an external bootable drive.

disk mgtsee if the drive is disabled or there's like a mini no enter sign in there might be the reason why oh yeah also Tweak UI and other programs are known to mess up with Lacie so google that and you should be able to find out some tips to help you Also Partition Magic can actually unhide hard drives that are "stubborn" so that program might help as well other wise read my instructions below specifically the3 important notes and second half in your case... I've been doing some research and certain programs like Tweak UI a program that Microsoft installs which can be found in your control panel does conflict with the Lacie HD3.

When you call up Lacie about the Warranty DO NOT TELL THEM YOU DROPPED IT they will void out your warranty and you will end up having to buy another HD adding insult to injury when you lost your files as well... It's not lying It's just called sticking it to corporate glutons who from whispers I've heard sell refurbished Lacie drives as new ones to ignorant customers2.

You should also see the name of the disk such as ‘Macintosh HD’. Be sure you backup your files to an external drive or second internal drive, the following procedure will remove everything from the hard drive!

We are now going to force erase the physical disk, creating a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume.

The above steps did the trick and everything was working again as expected.

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