External Hard Drive Problem?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by macAttack!, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. macAttack! macrumors member

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    I have recently purchased a Maxtor One Touch III Mini edition 100 GB External Hard Drive.

    Amazon said that my system requirements were:

    "System Requirements - Pentium III, 500 MHz processor or higher, Windows 2000 Professional, XP Professional or Home Edition, Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later, 128MB RAM (256MB recommended) and Internet Connection for system updates"

    i am running Mac OS X on an Intel Macbook.


    Problem was that the hard drive software is not recognized by Mac and i cannot modify the hard drive until i run that software.

    is there anything i can do?

    Thank for your help!
     
  2. panzer06 macrumors 68030

    panzer06

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    Did you run disk utility and format the drive so that it can be recognized by the Mac? If it cannot be seen in disk utility that is a different problem and you may need to look at a more Mac compatible drive.
     
  3. macAttack! thread starter macrumors member

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    it is recognized in disk utility but how do i reformat the drive? do i partition it?
     
  4. panzer06 macrumors 68030

    panzer06

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    Yes, partition the drive and if you wish the drive to become bootable on an Intel based Mac, select Mac OS Extended, journaled and GUID partition table under options.

    Cheers,
     

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