How Do I See Firewire Drive in XP?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MM07, May 24, 2008.

  1. MM07 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
    I use XP SP3 with Fusion that utilizes my Bootcamp partition. I have an external drive that I use for Time Machine. I formatted 25g of the drive FAT for other Windows backups.

    How can I get this drive seen in XP?

    I downloaded a few things from the WD website for my external, but I cannot see it. They are WD Drive Mgr and some 1394SAM Installer.

    Do I need to use Bootcamp to see it?

  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Probably. :( I don't see anything in the current set of VMware Fusion tools that allows for the Firewire port to be used. I might very well be wrong about that but I've looked closely and have gone over the tools options and can find nothing about the Firewire port in a VM.

    Fusion 2.0 is still in beta. I haven't tried it and don't know if it addresses the Firewire issue. The Leopard disk does have a Win driver for the IEEE 1394 Firewire port and loads it along with the other necessary drivers to use for Windows running in a Boot Camp partition.


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