MacBook won't find Firewire drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by RickR, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. RickR macrumors member

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    I bought a Western Digital MyBook 500 GB Hard Drive recently. I have it connected to my Airport Extreme Base Station and it works very well. The problem I have is when hooking it up directly to my computer. I tried doing this on both firewire 400 and firewire 800 since I have a lot of data to transfer. It won't even show up on my screen. I know the computer is seeing it's there because when I remove the drive it says how I remove a device improperly. Even Disk Utility shows it but I can't find it in finder and elsewhere. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    Can you access it through the terminal maybe? That is an odd problem.

    Code:
    open /Volumes/"drive name"
    EDIT: Or try a good ol' reboot.
     

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