446 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: May 2, 2012 5:22 PM by schang42s
Hi everyone, i need some help,
I have a 400GB Freecom external hard drive thats been freshly formatted in NTFS.
My problem is, i have sold my windows pc and decided i was going to use my powered external freecom hard drive with my tv so i could store music/videos etc on there and watch them on my tv, before i formatted it i tested it on my tv and that found it right away, i then made sure it worked on my windows pc which it did then i plugged it in to my macbook pro and it didnt mount at all, i looked in Disk Utility and the drive was not there, i tried fixing any errors on the drive on windows but it told me there was no errors, i then tried it again on my macbook pro and still nothing, so i thought i would try it one more time, when i plugged it in to my macbook pro again it mounted but i forgot that mac can only read NTFS so i had to install NTFS-3G, when i rebooted my macbook pro (with the drive still connected) the drive was not mounted again, neather was it in Disk Utility, so i decided to format the drive completly once again in NTFS (because thats what my tv will reconise) but still it does not mount.
I am well and truly out of ideas because it works fine on a windows machine but mac will not see it, even freshly formatted.
The drive has AC power so it cant be a power problem from the usb, plus i am on a brand new macbook pro which i bought today, also i even tried the drive on my macbook (snow leopard) and that didnt mount or see it at all.
Can anyone give me some help/ideas?