Toshiba 160Gb help

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mohmandm, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. mohmandm macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2004
    east lansing
    I have 1.33ghz powerbook g4. The specs on the hard drive (new toshiba 160gb) say that it supports anything 10.3.9 and beyond. Any idea why my powerbook will not recognize this hard drive. What do I need to do to have it show up? Thanks for the help.
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Assuming this is an external USB HD, I have to say that the older laptops somehow doesn't support enough power through just one USB port, you need the split head with two USB ends and one end to the HD.

    Again, I'm assuming the toshiba HD is external and connects via USB.

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