Help on external HD question from a friend

Posted by: yoyo52

Help on external HD question from a friend - 07/09/04 09:07 PM

Here's his email:<br><br>[color:blue]I have a compact Storix hard drive. I plugged it into the usb port of my Imac and it detected the drive and I did my backup. <br><br>I tried to do the same thing on my Pb and nothing shows up on the desktop. I ran Apple system profiler and it does show the storix drive on the USB tab. However I canít see it to do anything.<br><br>Any suggestions? The disk that came with it says that no special drivers are needed for OS X</font color=blue><br><br>Any clues as to what might be going on here?<br><br>
Posted by: iraszl

Re: Help on external HD question from a friend - 07/09/04 10:14 PM

maybe it's a USB2 drive and the powerbook can only handle USB1?<br><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Help on external HD question from a friend - 07/10/04 06:02 AM

It's a new PB, so it has USB 2 ports, I think. The iMac has USB 1 ports, though. I thought it might be the other way around, that for some reason the PB's USB 2 ports weren't functioning with a USB 1 drive.<br><br>