Need external hard drive setup help

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Shnomoe, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Shnomoe macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2008
    I bought an external hard drive case today, and it seemed to be doing its job. I put my old hard drive in, that i had used on a kind of old pc.

    But, when i plug it into the computer/turn it on, nothing pops up. It shows up in the system profiler as USB TO IDE so i figure its working just fine. but i must be doing something wrong, cause its not showing up in disk utility, and yeah. Its really frustrating. does anyone know what to do?

    using a mac mini OSX 10.4.11 1GB ram
  2. 9Charms macrumors regular


    May 19, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    Does Disk Utility recognize the drive? If not, then check your jumpers on the HD: it needs to be set as MASTER.
  3. Shnomoe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2008
    no, it doesnt recognize it. i can find no evidence of the computer recognizing except for under the USB things in system profiler. i'll try doing what you said though
  4. Shnomoe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2008
    Oh! i fixed it. that was easy, turned out it was just a faulty connection. thank you so much for the help though!

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