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Old 11-16-2018, 03:02 AM
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I run a dualboot system (Mavericks / Sierra), both on a dedicated internal ssd. I bought a new internal hard drive (Western Digital WD Black 4TB) for Libraries / Samples.

After starting the mac all disks show up but if I choose to restart from the other system-drive the Western Digitak Disk doesn´t mount and it´s not shown in the disk utility, too. I have to shut the mac down. Then after rebooting all disks are back again. Also if I do a restart but not changing the startup disk the disk comes up without problems. So the problem only occurs by doing a restart by switching the system drive.

Does someone have any advice how to fix this issue ?

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Old 11-17-2018, 06:37 AM
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no one, no idea ?
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Old 11-17-2018, 04:29 PM
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What is the specific format of this problematic drive ?
Did you do it yourself, or just use it as it came out of the box ?
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Old 11-18-2018, 03:30 AM
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What is the specific format of this problematic drive ?
Did you do it yourself, or just use it as it came out of the box ?
thanks for answering

I put it in one of the internal drive slots of the mac pro and formatted it with disk utility

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I run a dualboot system (Mavericks / Sierra), both on a dedicated internal ssd. I bought a new internal hard drive (Western Digital WD Black 4TB) for Libraries / Samples.

After starting the mac all disks show up but if I choose to restart from the other system-drive the Western Digitak Disk doesn´t mount and it´s not shown in the disk utility, too. I have to shut the mac down. Then after rebooting all disks are back again. Also if I do a restart but not changing the startup disk the disk comes up without problems. So the problem only occurs by doing a restart by switching the system drive.

Does someone have any advice how to fix this issue ?

Thanks in advance
I dual boot my 2012 MacPro into either Yosemite or Sierra and my drives all show up okay in Finder and Disk Utility. I don't have them show on my desktop though. I have two WD Blacks 4 TB each with 64 meg cache - yours have the 128 meg cache in the internal drive bays 1 and 3. I boot from a Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB that sits on a pcie adapter card and that ssd is split into two equal boot partitions.

I don't understand something - are you booting off two separate drives - one for Sierra and the other for Mavericks? If so where are those drives? It looks like you have five drives which would mean you either have one ssd on a pcie card or a drive sitting in the lower optical drive bay.

Where are you selecting which drive to boot off of? System preferences or holding down the option key on bootup?
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:27 AM
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I don't know why it is displaying an MS-DOS FAT32 Volume.

I would reformat as 1 partition.
Note: I hate the Sierra Disk Utility, so reboot into Mavericks.
Launch Disk Utility.
Select the actual mechanism.
Choose the Partition tab.
Create 1 Partition - Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

See if that gets rid of that weird EFI (MS-DOS FAT32) & POOL 2 split.

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I don't understand something - are you booting off two separate drives - one for Sierra and the other for Mavericks? If so where are those drives? It looks like you have five drives which would mean you either have one ssd on a pcie card or a drive sitting in the lower optical drive bay.

Where are you selecting which drive to boot off of? System preferences or holding down the option key on bootup?
Yes this is correct . I have 5 drives using in addition the lower optical drive bay. I have for Sierra a dedicated ssd drive in one of the internal bays and also a seperate ssd for mavericks. I switch the boot drive with a apple script that I found in the web since I cannot selct in mavericks the sierra drive as startup volume. Sometimes I also use the option key during startup which also works

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I don't know why it is displaying an MS-DOS FAT32 Volume.

I would reformat as 1 partition.
Note: I hate the Sierra Disk Utility, so reboot into Mavericks.
Launch Disk Utility.
Select the actual mechanism.
Choose the Partition tab.
Create 1 Partition - Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

See if that gets rid of that weird EFI (MS-DOS FAT32) & POOL 2 split.
Strange ... all my internal drives have that EFI partition and running since years without problems. But I will try that. Thanks !
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Yes this is correct . I have 5 drives using in addition the lower optical drive bay. I have for Sierra a dedicated ssd drive in one of the internal bays and also a seperate ssd for mavericks. I switch the boot drive with a apple script that I found in the web since I cannot selct in mavericks the sierra drive as startup volume. Sometimes I also use the option key during startup which also works

Thanks for answering !
But which procedure is giving you the problem? Using the script you found on the web (who knows how safe/good that is?) or the option key on boot up? I would stick with the option key on boot up. It takes a little longer to bootup but is a known good method. And I'm guessing the Mavericks ssd is also in a drive bay right?
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But which procedure is giving you the problem? Using the script you found on the web (who knows how safe/good that is?) or the option key on boot up? I would stick with the option key on boot up. It takes a little longer to bootup but is a known good method. And I'm guessing the Mavericks ssd is also in a drive bay right?
I wrote it in my first thread post: after the mac was completely shut down and then start (no matter from what system drive) all drives apear correctly. And there´s also no problem if I then restart from the same system drive again. All drives appear then, too. BUT if I restart the mac from the other system drive than that which is currently running (f.e. Sierra is active and then restart from Mavericks) this very WD 4TB drive doesn´t appear again. I noticed that the drive doesn´t spin up.I have to shut the mac down and restart to make it active again
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