PowerBook G4 won't read a WD 120 external

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

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2007
    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?

  2. macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2007
    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

    Oct 22, 2007
    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?


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