internal (now external w/ enclosure) not recognized

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bandit350, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. bandit350 macrumors newbie

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    i pulled out my old data storage hard drive (secondary drive strictly for photos, movies, and music) from my pc. i put it in a rocketfish usb enclosure (ata) and i can't get my macbook to recognize it. any help will be greatly appreciated as this is where i have many photo's stored. i can no longer test it in the pc or at work. thoughts?
     
  2. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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  3. bandit350 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    not sure

    good question. what is the standard for windows xp?
     
  4. Good-Apollo macrumors newbie

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    NFTS i'd imagine
     
  5. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    I believe it needs to be fat32 for the mac to recognize it.

    If you know someone w/ a pc could you transfer all the data to a dvd(s) and then format the drive for mac and then load the data back on there. Or you could put all the data on a pc, format the drive as fat32 and then transfer the data to the drive.

    Just make sure the data is backed up before you format the drive.
     

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