New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

Western Digital Network drive prob.


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
andymac100

 
Member Since: Dec 12, 2011
Posts: 1
andymac100 is on a distinguished road

andymac100 is offline
Having used a Windows machine since Win 3.11 I've recently taken the plunge and gone for a 27" imac, 4GB RAM i5 (..814) . Wow! what can I say?! One problem though........

Previously, I've been storing all my photographs on a Western Digital myBookLive Network Drive plugged in to my router. No problems. Reads and writes tickety-boo. After initial problems with the mac 'seeing' this drive (had to change sockets on the router), I must now format the drive to enable me to write to it - I should add that all my photographs are now on the mac HD and are in my iphoto Library. What should I do to the drive?

I've tried going in to 'Disk Utilities' but the dialogue refuses to see it, listing only the native HD and another external drive I have plugged in to one of the USB sockets.

Heeeelp!
QUOTE Thanks
SaucerBoy

 
Member Since: Dec 10, 2011
Posts: 21
SaucerBoy is on a distinguished road

SaucerBoy is offline
Are you trying to format it over the network? If so try plugging it into your Mac USB ports and formatting it.
QUOTE Thanks
osxx

 
osxx's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 19, 2008
Location: houston texas
Posts: 4,638
osxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3

osxx is offline
Have you read this and updated. WD Product Update
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Help viewing from a disc please | Airport Extreme? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Western Digital Passport Essential ext hard drive skrinton Other Hardware and Peripherals 10 04-30-2010 12:44 AM
Western Digital My Book External Hard Drive 1 TB - Any Feedback? davedave Other Hardware and Peripherals 6 09-28-2008 02:28 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?