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My Mac laptop running OS X 10.5.5 is not recognizing my Maxtor One Touch 4 Mini 320gb external drive. I plug it in, the light on the drive comes on, but nothing else happens.

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Have you installed the pre-loaded software

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Check to make sure the drive is formatted to the FAT file system as NTFS file system is not recognised on Macs (check the drive on a PC and have the PC format the drive to the FAT file system)

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Hi there, I think it may be to do with the format of the harddrive - see if you used the Maxtor in a Windows XP environment it would have been formatted to suit that OS.

Is the Harddrive formatted to NTFS?

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Today my firewire bus powered mac mini 320GB external hard drive (that i bought this year) stopped being powered by firewire alone and needed the USB plugging in as well to be recognised and used...the...


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Chances are these large memory hard drive should be plugin with a USB and adapter of its own since 320Gb is too big and needs power to be able to recognize. But if you find it defective you have a year warranty from the manufacturer, you can call them up for a replacement.

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Yes you do. If you don't have them they are available from the manufacturer but for some reason they want you to email them with the serial number of the drive.

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