Using an eSATA drive via an Express Card

Discussion in 'macOS' started by eddyq, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. eddyq macrumors member

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    I have an eSATA drive that was formatted on Windows using Bootcamp. It is connected via an Express Card. I want to now format it for OSX. But when I boot to OSX I don't even see the drive. Is there something I have to do to enable the Express Card?
     
  2. electroshock macrumors 6502a

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    So when you run Disk Utility (either via an OS X HD boot or DVD boot), you're not seeing the eSATA drive show up in the list of devices at all?
     
  3. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    What brand and model of ExpressCard is it? It is possible that you need to download OS X drivers for it.
     
  4. Nintenmac macrumors newbie

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    Did you install a driver for the express card eSATA adapter? If not that is probably why you can't see the drive.

    edit: Oh never mind someone got to it before me
     
  5. eddyq thread starter macrumors member

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    That is probably the problem. It is by APIOTEK. I will get onto their web site and see if there is a MAC driver.
     

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