6064 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2008 10:59 AM by y_p_w
I have the 80GB version and it works just fine. You say that the drive isn't recognized but have you checked for it in the Disk Utility application?
If the drive is detected in Disk Utility, try checking the disk and make sure it is partitioned correctly. If not you will need to format the drive. Also, try plugging the drive into another computer to make sure your MacBook isn't the problem.
If none of this works, I would suggest that you have a faulty HDD and need to contact the vendor or Western Digital.
yea, i checked for it in the disk utility application and the devise did not show up at all. Im going to have to try it in another computer. would it matter if the other computer is a PC? could the problem be that my MacBook's USB doesn't have enough power in one port to power the 320 gig? think i would need to purchase one of those splitters that would allow me to plug the HDD into both of the USB ports?
thanks for all your help on this
My guess is that it's not getting enough power to the port. You probably need a "Y adapter" cable that pulls additional power off of an additional plug. Here are a few possibilities.
I've got a 160 GB WD Passport that works fine off of one USB port on my MacBook and iBook G4 1.42. I've also got a 160 GB SimpleTech Pininfarina Design drive with WD Scorpio/Initio chipset. The latter works off of one port on my MacBook but requires the second power port on my iBook. The SimpleTech drive came with a Y cable, but the WD Passport didn't.