External HDD is driving me crazy!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Big_Baby_D, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. Big_Baby_D macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2005
    I just bought the Macally PHR-250cc from Newegg for my Macbook. I wanted to have the firewire capabilities. Unfortunately I cannot get it to be recognized at all with the firewire. I can get it to mount with usb, but nothing with firewire! I have gone to System Profiler and it says unknown device. I have hooked it up and hooked my video camera up and the camera worked, but still no go on the hard drive. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. viggin macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2008
    This is a pretty old thread, but I just found it Googling because I was having the same problem.

    I also found an answer, so I thought I'd post it.

    Turns out that I just didn't have the hard drive pushed hard enough into the pins. Just for kicks I removed the HD from the enclosure and hooked it up. Sure enough, mac reported "unknown device" -- so then I put the drive back in and pushed the drive firmly onto the pins, hooked it back up to the Mac and it mounted right up.

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