Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 5:55 AM (in response to Chris Connors)
You need a case or a dock with new chips that support 4TB drives.
If it doesn't say that it supports 4 TB drives, then it doesn't.
These cases are quite recent, will cost more, and won't be on sale :-(
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 7:00 AM (in response to zit)
Yeah, I figured that out. I should have updated this.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2012 4:32 AM (in response to Chris Connors)
Small update and correction:
I have an older NewerTech Voyager Q dock with ports for USB2, Firewire 800, Firewire 400 and eSATA.
The first 3 of these only support up to 2TB drives. I didn't have an eSATA connection to test the 4th.
OWC <email@example.com> said none of the ports supported more than 2TB.
Nevertheless, I ordered an el cheapo Chinese 2 port flush mount eSATA expresscard.
The Voyager dock DOES support my Hitachi 4TB DeathStar using the eSATA port.
So does SATA in my very old Apple Time Capsule :-)
ps. The eSATA port on the Voyager is recessed to far and didn't work with 3 of the 4 cables I had.
All 4 cables were too stiff for use on a laptop. Pay extra and get a soft flexible cable.
Thanks for blessing my reply.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 2:12 PM (in response to Chris Connors)
I have a MacPro 1,1 I tried to connect a new Hitachi 4 TB drive with a Voyager unit from OWC. Disk Utility only recognized it as a 1.8 TB drive when connected with FW800. I then connected it with an eSATA cable and it recognized and formatted it as a 4 TB drive correctly.
This thread was most helpful in allowing me to recognize that solution.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 7:29 AM (in response to Likes2Hike)
Flag the post that helped you as "This helped me" and you might get another reply :-)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 11:41 AM (in response to zit)
Only the original poster can flag a helped or solved award.