OSX El Capitan 10.11.6 does not recognize my Buffalo ministation 3.0

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by borgson, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. borgson macrumors newbie

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    Hello! I know this has been discussed in another forum but the responses were all 1+ year old. I have recently upgraded to El Capitan from an old IOS (my MBA is from 2011). Today, I was fiddling with Onedrive trying to upload some files from Buffalo Ministation 3.0 onto Onedrive so I don't have to store them on the laptop.

    I plugged in my Ministation....green light does not come on, MBA does not recognise it...nothing shows. I unplug from mains and unplug Ministation from lapton, plug all back in, reboot, restart, send to sleep, logout....and re-plug after each attempt. This time green light on Ministation comes on but is recognised only briefly - message comes up to say I had not ejected disk properly before. I know El Capitan had some issues in earlier versions with recognising external drives but I would have hoped they would have been fixed by 10.11.6?

    I tried the ministation on a Dell computer, and it is recognised with no issues (this time light is blue, not green but all files are intact)

    Can anybody shed some light on this please?
     
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  3. borgson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    --- Post Merged, Sep 21, 2016 ---
    Thank you Lou. I did have a read of that thread. I never had issues with this drive before I upgraded to El Capitan and it works perfectly on a very old Dell. So if it is the hardware then I am pretty sure the problem is not the disk itself. On the other hand, as it had no issues being recognised on same MBA and same ports before El Capitan, then we can eliminate ports too. That leaves the OSX, I suppose. Bear in mind I am not a techie though so apologies if I am missing something...
     

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