External HDD won;t always mount

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ozman712, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. Ozman712 macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    I have a maxtor 100GB usb 2.0 external drive connected to my Macbook through a usb hub. The problem is half the time when it is mounting (either I disconnect the hub, restart, etc.) it won't mount. In order to get it to mount I have to unplug the power and reboot the drive. When it does mount there are no problems and it works just fine and everything else on the hub works perfectly (I've even changed the port it uses to check that). It is formated to FAT32, becuase I used it on a PC before my mac days. It just makes me worried that it is on the edge of crashing or something. Any suggestions?

    Oz
     
  2. island macrumors 6502

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  3. Ozman712 thread starter macrumors member

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    10.4.9 Everyting is updated to the most current versions.
     
  4. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    What happens when you have it connected directly to your Macbook? And Does your external have power applied to it? Or is it powered through the usb
     

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