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Nov 14, 2012 3:49 AM

For some reason following booting up my Early 2008 Mac Pro running 10.8.2 Mountain Lion will NOT recognize my external hard drive connected via USB nor will iTunes 10.7 recognise both my iPhone 4 & iPad 2.

 

I upgraded to Mountain Lion yesterday and everything worked fine until booting this morning.

 

What is going on?

 

Thanks.

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,465 points)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,465 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 2:41 PM (in response to James Johnson10)

    Is the drive listed in Disk Utility?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,465 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 5:41 AM (in response to James Johnson10)

    If the information you've given is accurate, you almost certainly have a hardware fault.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,465 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 11:34 AM (in response to James Johnson10)

    If its a hardware fault then surely Lion 10.7.5 would be having the same issue?

     

    Not necessarily. Different drivers use the hardware differently, and may trigger a fault that was silent before. You seem to have ruled out everything else.

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,535 points)
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    Jan 19, 2013 1:16 PM (in response to James Johnson10)

    No where do Iseeyou mention make of USB PCI  and drivers. I do see Caldigit being more friendly but must install driver, and issues with the PCI architecture in the 3, 1 that is not there with the 2010s.

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