Firewire connection to external drive not working

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by PecanEater, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. PecanEater macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2007
    I recently purchased a Macally external enclosure and a WD 320GB hard drive from NewEgg (details below). Unfortunately the firewire port doesn't seem to be working. If I use the Firewire to plug the drive into my laptop it never appears on the desktop. If I use the 2 USB connections (one for data, one for power) it works fine. Anyone have suggestions on how I might remedy this besides by buying a new one?

    - Macally PHR-250CC Aluminum 2.5" USB & 1394 External Enclosure
    - Western Digital Scorpio WD3200BEVT 320GB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Notebook Hard Drive
  2. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007

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