tried but failed to connect external HDisk to the imac7 via esata

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cd1234567, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. cd1234567 macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2009

    I have taken out the optical drive of my imac 7 and use its sata port on the motherboard to connect with the sata-esata cable. And then I connected the external hard disk to the esata.

    But neither the OS nor the Disk Utility saw the external harddisk.

    Have anyone here successfully done this before? Have I missed something?
  2. X1Lightning macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2007
    check your connections again?

    could be a bad cable or a bad hd
  3. cd1234567 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2009
    X1Lightning, you have done the same but successfully?

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