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Firewire not picked up in windows on iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by carlosbutler, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    I have a brand new 1TB firewire hard drive and it works perfectly fine in mac, as well as a usb hard drive plugged in as well and all work. but when i boot into windows it will only pick up the USB one.

    is there a driver or something that i need to install?
  2. macrumors newbie

    The Microsoft XP and later support the firewire IEEE 1394 and drivers are preinstalled . if it is not recognizing it, I would go to your mac store and have them check into the configuration.or call the Microsoft tech service center
  3. macrumors regular

    is it possible that it is picking up the drive, but you have it formatted in HFS+ file system so windows will not mount it as a drive letter?
  4. macrumors 6502a


    ah yes. its a western digital studio edition. and its specifically made for Mac and i believe formated in the mac os system, or HFS i think i read. dont really need it, but it would have been nice. is there a way to get around this at all?
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Format the drive as FAT32 (using the Mac DiskTools).

    Get some PC software that can read HFS+ disks (MacDrive?).

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