Nexstar 3 Vantec Enclosure Magically NOT WORKING?!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by exlfilms, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. exlfilms macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2011
    Okay so I am working on my backup solution for my mac where I use time machine to backup to a drive and then swap that backup drive with backup drive #2 every week. I go out and buy an identical Black Nexstar 3 Sata drive enclosure for "backup drive #2" which accepts firewire 400, USB 2.0 and eSata. I also bought a 2TB seagate hard drive. When I assemble the drive in the Nexstar enclosure it doesn't show the drive on my mac! Why not? I have tested the cable, tested other drives in the enclosure, tested my mac ports, but still cannot get the damn drive to work. It is such a simple thing and I thought these external drives were plug and play! It is a brand new enclosure and just does not work. On the package it say it is compatible with mac as well.

    Any ideas?:mad:
  2. no3tic888 macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2008
    You have a bad enclosure then. Exchange it for another one.
  3. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, UK

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