Seagate Freeagent GO for mac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tommyGB, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. tommyGB macrumors member

    tommyGB

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  2. tommyGB thread starter macrumors member

    tommyGB

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    update:

    Restarted my iMac and swapped it to different USB port and it seems to have recognised it this time! Woop Woop!

    No need to worry now!
     
  3. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

    zmttoxics

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    Sounds like a bad USB port.
     
  4. indg macrumors 6502

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    actually, certain usb ports in the imac don't provide enough power to run external usb drives. same with the macbooks. i forget the exact sequence, but it's consistent across all imacs.
     
  5. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

    zmttoxics

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    Oh, so like, they aren't good enough for the job? Almost like they are bad? ;)
     
  6. indg macrumors 6502

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    well, not "bad" as in it's broken. that's just how the usb ports are connected to each other. some provide more power than others.
     

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