External Western Digital Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stuartm, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. stuartm macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2007
    I have just bought a Western Digital 750gb Ex drive. for my oldish G4 firewire400.
    It all works fine but I cant figure how to set it up so that it comes to life and shows on the desk top when I boot up my mac. I seem to have to switch of the external drive, then back on again for it to be viewable on my desktop.
    I have it connected via USB2 currently. I was expecting it to almost act like an internal drive
    Any advice appreciated.
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    You should turn the drive off when you turn your computer off to extend its lifespan.

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