my external hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mym4c, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. mym4c macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2005
    my powerbook (im running mac os x) doesnt recongize my new external harddrive but it recongizes my flashdrive.

    i put my external harddrive usb in the usb port and nothing happens.
  2. untamedhysteria macrumors regular


    Jul 31, 2005
    have you checked in disk utility? it may show up there...and you prolly need to format it...if it doesn't show up...there are a lot of problems with controllers....the controller on the external might be bad....check on or somewhere if that's the case to get a good deal on new controllers.
  3. schmittie macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2005
    is your new external a LaCie FA Porsche drive?
  4. James Philp macrumors 65816

    James Philp

    Mar 5, 2005
    This may sound stupid, but - plugged the power in?

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