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  1. #1

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    Mar 06, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario
    MacBook Pro 2.33GHz, 3GB RAM, 250GB HDD, OS X Leopard
    External Hard disk
    I have this Toshiba 100 GB external hard disk. My Macbook recognizes it perfectly, however when I connect it to my PowerBook G4, it doesnt. It doesnt even show up in the Disk Utility.

    Isnt this weired?

    P.S Both machines have Mac OSX 10.4.9

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    Dec 01, 2006
    I'll take a guess... perhaps your Powerbook USB ports don't have enough voltage to properly run the drive. I have a split USB cable that can plug into two USB ports on a laptop and then into a drive. My friend has a PB G4 and using this cable is the only way to get a portable 2.5" drive to work.

    Hope that helps.

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