External Seagate drive not being recognized!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by spider, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. spider macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    Hope somebody can shed some light on this.

    I just picked up a 2.5 Seagate Momentus 80gig drive along with a case. I connected to my PB 1.67 and it starting emitting a beeping sound, about 3 beeps per second. I thought that maybe the case was bad (cheap Taiwan product) so I got a better case, and the same thing happens.

    I also have a PC here and the drive is recognized immediately and I formatted the drive FAT and NTFS, but the beeping persists with my PB. Running OSX 10.4.8

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    USB or Firewire?

    My Powerbook would never mount USB drives, they'd just spin and spin but nothing would happen.
     
  3. polevault139 macrumors 6502

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    I know PPC computers can only boot off of Firewire. But they should be able to read USB. IMO i think it would work if you were connected through firewire
     
  4. spider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmmm, interesting. Thanks for posting.

    The case only has USB, so maybe a case with firewire is the answer. I can't get anything to happen at all with USB, drive doesn't show up on my desktop and it beeps for as long as it is connected.
     
  5. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

    2nyRiggz

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    If it is working on another computer then you should take the HD back(OSX can mount an External with USB)....those beeps you hear is telling you something important;)



    Bless
     
  6. spider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, you're right. Don't really like it when anything is beeping incessantly!:)

    I'll probably take the drive back but this whole thing doesn't make much sense to me. I doubt there is anything wrong with the drive as it works perfectly on a PC, so the problem is probably with the case which is supposed to be compatible with OSX. Is there any reason in the world I would need to find a driver to make this work?
     
  7. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    Is it just something about my PB then? It's never been able to mount a USB drive, ever.
     

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