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Cause: If you're connected by 1394 Firewire, the computer hardware may be keeping the Firewire port active even though you've shut down Windows. Hamlet 2014-11-05 17:45:31 UTC #2 Hello, Take a look at this thread: http://community.wd.com/t5/External-Drives-for-Mac/WD-my-passport-not-mounting-on-macbook/m-p/812515#M10171 bfdjon 2014-11-05 17:50:53 UTC #3 Thanks for the link. Jan 5, 2009 6:42 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by den.thed, den.thed Jan 5, 2009 7:21 PM in response to therogger Level 7 (28,031 points) Jan 5, Advertise on MacRumors Our Staff Arnold Kim Editorial Director Email • Twitter Eric Slivka Editor in Chief Email • Twitter Juli Clover Editor Email • Twitter Joe Rossignol Editor Email • Source

If the drive is not seen, follow the solutions below to assist in troubleshooting your external drive issue. You will need to safely remove the drive, disconnect the 1394 cable, wait 1 minute, then reconnect the 1394 cable. Thanks, but I can't get my computer even to see the drive let alone manipulate any files or stuff on it.  Disk Utiiity can't see it and, just as significantly, neither cheers, /makaha share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply csteelooper, Mar 2, 2011 csteelooper macrumors newbie Joined: Feb 27, 2011 #9 Hi, first post check over here

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I did plug in this drive to my Xbox 360 and customized it to be used as an external hard drive, but all my data was retained (I checked after doing My computer doesn't notice the drive and the drive doesn't realize it is connected to a computer. For assistance, please see Answer ID 14920: How to check if a WD drive is damaged or defective Return to Top External Drives on Windows and macOS External drives should automatically

The unit I purchased is: WD My Book II World Edition 4TB NAS - and it states clearly on the Page that its compatible with both Mac and PC http://www.wdc.com/en/products/index.asp?cat=14 http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=589 For assistance doing so, please see Answer ID 278: How to access Device Manager in Windows Under the Action tab, select Scan for hardware changes In Device Manager, expand Disk Drives, Firewire is important to me as well - let me know if you find a good drive at a good deal. Wd My Passport For Mac Not Showing Up I do recall having a similar issue when Mac went to Mavericks.

Voodoo ... Wd Hard Drive Light On But Not Recognized Your cache administrator is webmaster. Stay logged in Please select a forum to jump to News and Article Discussion MacRumors.com News Discussion Mac Blog Discussion http://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=1548 But if it works for ya, hey.

No, create an account now. External Hard Drive Not Working On Mac I'm starting to dislike WD for that reason. I was dumbfounded as to why my existing and new backup drives weren't showing up. Network Attached Storage (NAS) & My Cloud Drives Internal Hard Drives and Solid State Drives Direct Attached Storage (DAS) - External USB Drives NAS & My Cloud Drives: Depending on how

  1. I was using the firewire connection, but problem is still there with USB as well.
  2. and it would work.
  3. I then contacted Apple Care and explained what was going on and they said WD needs to issue a patch.
  4. However in looking at the WD site I find there is a known issue with this drive on some IMacs.
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  6. My IMac will not recognize it at all.
  7. It is not recommended to force a power off of the device by holding down the power button while it is connected to the system.
  8. Is there a trick with the switch that is causing me not to be able to turn on the second drive?I am using these drives as Time Machine drives for two
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  10. I have no idea why it stopped working or why it started working again.

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The user removes the power adapter, but leaves the data cable connected and reboots the host. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-hardware/external-hard-drive-on-firewire-not-detected/b7ff19d8-80d6-4084-b07e-3549f42cec59 During a reboot of the computer, the Mac attempts to eject the VCD and the drive does not detect that the system has rebooted. (This may only happen occasionally, and will Western Digital External Hard Drive Not Recognized Mac Thank you, Paolo jerry_p 2015-08-28 19:29:46 UTC #13 The WD Smartware backup software does not work for Yosemite.  One of their tech people confirmed this for me today,  No plans to Wd External Hard Drive Not Working Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details.

It failed. http://codebuz.com/hard-drive/western-digital-my-book-display-not-working.html i wish more issues would resolve this easily. Problem: I safely removed the drive, powered it off using the power button, and then changed the data cable from USB to Firewire. Thanks for your reply though. Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 10

If not, you might want to try Disk Warrior from Alsoft but make sure you get the very latest version if you are running under Snow Leopard.  Disk Warrior may be For assistance on this, please contact the Motherboard or Computer manufacturer Mac System Profiler Open System Information by clicking Finder from the dock Applications > Utilities > System Information From the MacRumors attracts a broad audience of both consumers and professionals interested in the latest technologies and products. have a peek here It is laughable - seriously.  Are Apple now looking to sell portable hard drives???

Wayne 2010-02-02 17:54:57 UTC #15 There's really only a few reasons why a drive clicks like yours does: 1) bad data cable (replace with different) 2) not enough power (usually plugging Wd My Passport For Mac Not Recognized Better of adding a few more pounds and get a new imac, which is a big outlay. If the computer can see and mount the drive, check the drive for errors.

If by chance it mounts so you can get more of your files off of it, good.  But you need a new drive.

Over time I've found them to be unreliable at times. I hooked the entire chain of devices up to the FW400 port. Something. Wd External Hard Drive Not Showing Up When it is connected to the USB, it shows up just fine, but when I connect it to firewire, it doesn't show up under "Devices" and the external hard-drive automatically shuts

The light on the front was lightly fading on and off. You can not post a blank message. Hoof_Hearted 2010-02-02 17:20:18 UTC #14 JamesTechBond wrote: The Hard Drive Might be corrupted even mine did. Check This Out Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: Western Digital MyBook-Unable to turn on, light not working This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by