mount hidden hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by socal310, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. socal310 macrumors newbie

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    I had some bare hard drives laying around, so I bought a USB to IDE connector to use them external hard drives. It shows in System Profiler (USB to IDE), but not anywhere else. Any way to force mount?
     
  2. agentphish macrumors 65816

    agentphish

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    may need to format them with Disk Util to get to mount. Just a thought.
     
  3. socal310 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But, when I open Disk Utility, it doesn't show.
     
  4. agentphish macrumors 65816

    agentphish

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    sorry i misread what you said.

    Thats strange. I use a USB > IDE/SATA connector by Rosewill for several older IDE and one newer SATA drive, and I have no issues. Maybe a bad cable? Or perhaps a jumper setting on the drive? Make sure its set to Master or Single drive.

    May also check w/ the manuf. of the adapter you have to see if they have any ideas.
     

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