View Full Version : PowerBook G4 won't read a WD 120 external

Dec 26, 2007, 09:42 PM
Transferring files from my PowerBook G4(1.5ghz/2gb Ram).

I was using a flash drive for some stuff but I wanted to put some large video files on my external hard drive.

I plugged in the Western Digital HD, 120Gb, but my powerbook would not read it. Is this because I originally used this hd on my pc? Or does the laptop not have enough juice to power the external?


iMan G5
Dec 26, 2007, 10:09 PM
If it is only USB you won't be able to read it at all because the USB ports don't have enough power.

Dec 27, 2007, 09:46 AM
Thanks iMan. That is what I thought.

I'll search the forum but I wonder what the best external HD would be for a MBP?