macbook pro wont recognize usb to sata hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ENEMAOFTHESTATE, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. ENEMAOFTHESTATE macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2010
    hello, i have a internal HD (WD CAVIAR) from an old windows computer that i decided i wanted to try to make as a EXT HD. so i got a USB to SATA connector that came with the power supply cable to the wall. so i plug in the connector in the HD then the usb into the computer then the power supply into the HD then the wall. then connector lights up and in system profiler it recognizes the usb to ATA bridge but disk utility doesnt recognize it. only once the HD showed up in disk utility but when i went to erase, a problem came up. any help would be greatly appreciated

    EDIT* i kind of new to mac just to let you know
  2. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan

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