11 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2010 4:18 PM by BGreg
ChristineKrebs Level 1 (0 points)
Hi Everyone. Suddenly, my MAC mini doesn't recognize my external hard drive any more. It was fine for years and today it's not "there".

I tried connecting with different fire wire cables and still, same problem.

I also tried connecting the external HD to my iMac and still, doesn't recognize it.

I tried restarting many times, still, same problem.

I tried disconnecting all cables and power cords, reconnecting them and powering on, and that didn't resolve it.

I have been searching the web all morning for ideas and can't seem to find a solution.

The external HD is a Maxtor III 300 GB. Older one but was big enough for my needs.

I was reading that sometimes doing a software update might cause an issue with external HDs. I just don't know how to resolve that if it is.

This hard drive is formatted for the Mac.

According to Maxtor I do not need to update my drivers. I was thinking that maybe one got lost.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.11)