MacBook won't find Firewire drive

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

  1. RickR macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2006
    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


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Can you access it through the terminal maybe? That is an odd problem.

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

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