Can't read external drive unless connected to time capsule?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nigelgardiner, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. nigelgardiner macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi

    I've had an external hard drive connected to my time capsule which I've been using for manually backing up working files.
    If I plug it directly into my Mac it doesn't appear?
    No problem using it thru the time capsule.
    Have I formatting this (and the others) incorrectly?

    thanks
    Nigel.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Does it show up in Disk Utility when connected directly to your Mac?
    What exact Mac with what Mac OS X version do you use and how is the HDD connected to your Mac via what interface?
     
  3. nigelgardiner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Not sure whether it show's up in disk utility will have to check in the morning.

    It's running on a 2011 mac mini running 10.7.5 and connected via usb2.
    The external is self powered.
     

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