Thread: Trouble recognizing external HDD
08-04-2006, 02:29 AM #1Trouble recognizing external HDD
I've been exploring upgrading my Powerbook to a 120gig HDD and using the original 80gig HDD as extra storage - or even vice versa. My notebook seems to be having trouble driving my firewire or usb HDD-cases.
My mom's Mac-mini (g4) and Macbook have had no problem mounting and driving both external cases; in fact, I used the mac-mini to facilitate the HDD upgrade with the Powerbook in Firewire Target Mode.
Does anyone have any clue as to why the Powerbook isn't able to drive the HDD cases? Any suggestions as to a solution?
08-04-2006, 03:24 AM #2helduckGuestOriginally Posted by slyseeker
I have a latest revision g4 15" powerbook btw.
08-04-2006, 03:31 AM #3
Thanks for the extra info, it really clears up a lot of the confusion! Nevertheless, needing that extra power cord truly defeats the purpose of having a portable drive. Looks like it might be time to upgrade.
Do you know if MBPs have the same problem?
08-04-2006, 05:07 AM #4helduckGuestOriginally Posted by slyseeker
08-04-2006, 05:14 AM #5
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