Airport Extreme and External Hard Drive Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Soulflower, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Soulflower macrumors regular

    Soulflower

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    I have an old My Book hard drive and decided to plug it in to my Airport Extreme just to test it. I plugged it in and my iMac recognized it right off. I cleaned up the hard drive and deleted some old stuff.

    Sometime after that I rebooted the computer and now the iMac is not recognizing it. I moved it from the Air Port Extreme and plugged it directly to the iMac and it still didn't recognize it.

    I tried it on my Macbook Pro and it did recognize it.

    I'm not connected wirelessly on the iMac but I am on the Macbook pro. Should that matter?

    Any ideas?
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I assume Finder isn't seeing it right? Have you checked Disk Utility to see if it's showing up there? Maybe something went wrong and it needs formatting again.
     
  3. Soulflower thread starter macrumors regular

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    Disk Utility is seeing it but can't repair it. Maybe that's right. Maybe I do need to format it.

    What formatting option would be best to choose?
     
  4. Soulflower, Mar 31, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2012

    Soulflower thread starter macrumors regular

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    I reformatted and it seemed to be working fine. A few minutes later, nothing would connect. Any ideas?
     

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