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  • #16
    Re: external drive on mac

    It's going back to Maplin.
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    • #17
      Re: external drive on mac

      If you don't mind using an external power source I'd get a 3.5" HDD enclosure like [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Icy-Box-IB-318StU3-B-Aluminium-Interface/dp/B00304VVEW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1399739598&sr=8-2&keywords=icy+box+drive+enclosure"]Icy Box IB-318StU3-B Premium Aluminium Case for 3.5 inch SATA HDD with USB 3.0 Interface: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & [email protected]@[email protected]@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31B%[email protected]@[email protected]@31B%2BgA71b7L[/ame] and get a drive of a suitable size. A bit pricier, but I've never had a problem with them. The Icy Boxes are fairly good for backing up, they spin down the drive when not in use.
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      • #18
        Re: external drive on mac

        For the record, just like Sapper's mine originally worked, then stopped. The drive wanted power more than the USB provided. Why this should happen I don't really know, maybe as the drive wears it draws more power.
        Good idea to take drive back to shop.

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        • #19
          Re: external drive on mac

          Originally posted by pault View Post
          For the record, just like Sapper's mine originally worked, then stopped. The drive wanted power more than the USB provided. Why this should happen I don't really know, maybe as the drive wears it draws more power.
          That was the point I was trying to make. Not sure of Mac's, but when using Micky-soft you get a warning. You need to unplug the disk and then reset the USB port that was affected otherwise it stay duff.

          I would have thought that such a warning would happen on the Mac?
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          • #20
            Re: external drive on mac

            Interesting. I'll keep an eye on mine.
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            • #21
              Re: external drive on mac

              You can get 2 into 1 USB cables for drives that need more power than 1 USB socket will provide on its own.
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              • #22
                Re: external drive on mac

                Have you tried to manually mount?

                In the terminal type
                diskutil list

                Then you drive icon should appear (e.i. Lacie 500gb).

                If it doesn't appear, you can try to mount it manually.
                So in the terminal type

                diskutil mount /dev/disk1

                or the if the number is not 1, change it to whatever number it is in the listing from the first command.

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                • #23
                  Re: external drive on mac

                  I agree if it can not be found on 2 Mac & a Windows machine sounds more like a drive problem to me.

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