I bought a new HDD, formatted as exFAT with mac. I moved files from my laptop to the HDD (moved, I mean, I also deleted them). It happened with a directory it got stucked. I quit the process of copying that directory. I tried to trash and erase trash. I could not erase it. I tried eject from Finder. It could not. I unplugged - when there were no process active.
I tried to plug, and could not mount.
I discover apple run
fsck automatically. I kill the process, used
diskutil to mount the volume, unmount and eject.
I tried to plug and mount and again. Now the volume is mounted, but Read only. S.M.A.R.T. not verified.
So I launch fsck - I don't know when it will finish, there are (estimated) about million files, HDD is 4T.
I m confident disk is ok, since brand new.
Please advice on how get rid of read-only and steps to mount exFAT external HDD properly in mac, want to prevent automatic fsck - also because fsck is taking forever, and not sure it could repare anything if in read-only mode. FSCK is stuck at checking system hierarchy:
diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *500.3 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 499.4 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3 /dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *4.0 TB disk1 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk1s1 2: Microsoft Basic Data myHDD 4.0 TB disk1s2 sudo fsck_exfat /dev/disk1s2 fsck_exfat: Opened /dev/rdisk1s2 read-only ** Checking volume. ** Checking main boot region. ** Checking system files. ** Volume name is luigi4T. ** Checking upper case translation table. ** Checking file system hierarchy.
Mac OS 1.9.5