Help with new external drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Live Steam, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Live Steam macrumors regular

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    #1
    Just purchased a Maxtor Mini 4 for use as backup for my Imac. I'm having a bit of trouble. The Mac doesn't recognize the drive. Parallels picked it up, but even after turning the virtual machine off, the Mac still hasn't seen the drive. Any suggestions?
     
  2. applesith macrumors 68030

    applesith

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    #2
    Does the drive show up under Utilities > Disk Utility?
     
  3. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

    sickmacdoc

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    #3
    If it does show up in Disk Utility (as I am sure it will), format (Erase) it using "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" and you should be off to the races! :D
     
  4. Muncher macrumors 65816

    Muncher

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    #4
    Do not pick case sensitive!
     
  5. Protagonist macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Maxtor 160GB onetouch 4 mini

    i lost the installer for macintosh.
    anyone can advise me on this issue?
    any link to download the installer for maxtor 160GB onetouch 4 mini?!
    help me!
     

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