MacBook and Firewire

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Burht, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. Burht macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2007
    Hello experts, I use my bro's macbook for my projects in Final Cut Pro, Shake, After Effects and such, my problem is that his MacBook dosent detect my portable hardrive if I use my fire wire, but he detetcs it with my usb2 cable, any reason for this?
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Firewire should be firewire, so there's no obvious reason it shouldn't be seeing the drive.

    I'm assuming that, since you use it for video editing you know the firewire port on the MB is ok (if you haven't tried it with any other devices, do--they can get toasted), and that the FW port on the drive is also good.

    If both are fine, I suppose it could be some sort of odd interaction between chipsets, but that sort of thing is exceedingly rare in my experience.

    Out of curiosity, when it's attached do you see it either in Disk Utility and/or in the System Profiler? If it's not showing up in either, that sure sounds like a bad port or cable; if it shows in system profiler, then at least you know they're talking to each other. If it also shows in Disk Utility, maybe you can manually mount it from there--I have heard of situations where a drive refuses to mount automatically for one reason or another, though I've never had it happen personally.

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