I mac G5 can not read iomega external hard drive

Posted on 2006-04-01
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I have an iomega 80 gig external harddrive. The hard drive works when i plug it into PC's, but when I plug it into my Mac it will not read it. It shows activity then it stops like it doesn't recognize it. The external hooks up through the usb ports. I have tested all of the usb ports with other devices, and I know its not the usb cable because the same cable works on a PC.


Question by:carter_jl
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    Accepted Solution

    Are you getting power through the USB port?  The USB ports on Macs are notorious for being under-powered.  Use an external power adaptor for the drive when connected to  a Mac.

    Author Comment

    It doesn't show up when i plug it in through the external power adaptor.

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