Western Digital External hard Drive wont auto mount

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by stuartm, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. stuartm macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2007
    Ive tried all possible options but really need help now.
    I have a G4 Power PC running USB2.0
    OS 10.4.11
    Two Internal Drives

    I purchased a WD My Book Home edition. Followed instructions and correctly formatted for Mac.
    Firstly *(and it now seems a fluke) on power up it switched on and appeared but ever since then, light does come on when I put the main power on but it wont show/mount on the desktop, unless I switch off the drive and back on again and even then it may not power up unless I unplug the power cable.

    Im totally lost as to why it wont just appear when booting up.

    My concern is all this powering down etc. is going to loose me my data. Also my kids use it to access their music and it really needs to just switch on/mount/dis-mount/off etc at the same time as powering on and off the main mac unit.

    Ive also ensured that I have the latest software for the WD drive.

  2. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2009
  3. stuartm thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2007

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