PowerBook G4 won't read a WD 120 external

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by tchaap, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

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    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?

    Thanks,
    TC
     
  2. macrumors member

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    If it is only USB you won't be able to read it at all because the USB ports don't have enough power.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    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?

    TC
     

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