External Western Digital Drive

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

  1. stuartm macrumors member

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    Oct 17, 2007
    #1
    Hi
    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.
    Thanks
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Montreal, QC
    #2
    You should turn the drive off when you turn your computer off to extend its lifespan.
     

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