Question: WD My Book not showing up when connected to USB, shows up when connected to AirPort Extreme
So I have a 2TB WD My Book that I use as a time machine backup. I currently have it connected to an AirtPort Extreme Base Station. When connected this way I can access the drive from Finder with no issue.
However, when I connect it to a USB on the back of my iMac, the following symptoms will happen
- The drive does not mount/ cannot be found in Finder
- Disk Utility does not load any of the drives, just spins
Disk Utility will load if I disconnect the external drive.
- The drive is recognized by the WD Drive Utilities app
The reason I am trying to connect it directly via USB is because finder says it is full, when I know for a fact it is not. So I wanted to run the Disk Utilities on it. Also am trying to figure out what, if anything, is taking up so much space.
Airport Extreme-OTHER, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1), Airport Extreme Base Station