Installing 3rd and 4th Hard Drives-coming up as external not internal

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by grata, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. grata macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2008

    I just got a mac pro last week. The day i got it i installed a 1TB WD sate drive in bay 2....No problems it works great.....

    However, today i picked up 2 more 1 TB WD drives and attempted to install into slots 3 and 4... PROBLEM!

    The drives are showing up as external/firewire drives- not internal drives

    Can anyone help with what i should do?

    Oh, and when i restart, they come up uninitialized.- But the problem anyway is that they need to be seen as internal.

  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    Have you tried formatting them in disk utility?
  3. grata thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2008
    definitely tried formatting

    however, maybe i can do it again differently for them to work?

    i don't know how to change its location from external to internal

  4. grata thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2008

    Here's what i did, who knows really if this is why it now works.

    - I removed both FW800 and FW400 cables i had plugged in, restarted while zapping the PRAM and they showed up in disk utility, so i formatted them and the rest is history.


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