Thread: External HDD not recognized
12-20-2009, 04:43 PM #1External HDD not recognized
When I start up my iMac it doesn't recognize my new Western Digital My Book external hdd. It worked fine a few days ago. It is spinning when I plug it in. I tried rebooting iMac while hdd was on and rebooting the hdd while the iMac was on.
12-20-2009, 05:21 PM #2
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Have you opened Disc Utility and see if you can se it there? How is the drive connected (USB or FW)?
12-20-2009, 05:30 PM #3
Its connected via firewire 400/800. I got it to work after playing with the power button but i think it may be something else. I partitioned it with disk utility and will see how it goes.
It freezes/stops after it gets to 16.7gb of 20 gb im trying to clone. After I restart and look at external drive it looks exactly like my internal drive. Does this mean it will work as a bootable drive?
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