Question about FireLite (USBFLB80) Hard Drive

1 Answer

My mac computer do not reades or recognize my external hard drive 60GB smartdisk from firelite

It was working perfect, and someone unpluged the computer when it was working and now i can't open the external hard driv. please help!. can i still recver my stuff from there????

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers
Re: my mac computer do not reades or recognize my ...

Well. Open Disk Utility in the Applications folder under Utilities and see if it shows up and possibly mount it from there. Also open the System Profilier (also in the utilities folder) and check under USB - if that's how it's connected.

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to transfer 57 gigs from a mac to firelite xp.

The hard drive maybe formatted in Windows NTFS format and the MAC cannot see this formatted hard drive.
If you only wanr to use this hard drive on a MAN then you need to format this hard drive with your MAC.
If you want to exchange files between your MAC and a PC then you need to format the hard drive on a PC in FAT32. The MAC can read and write to a FAT32 formatted hard disk.

May 30, 2012 | SmartDisk FireLite 80 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

Firelite connection

sure...want me to 'visit' your computer? Send me an email from my profile

Mar 09, 2008 | SmartDisk FireLite 60 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

Will a Smartdisk Firelite 120 GB external Hard drive work on both PC and Mac?

Yes. To be used on both it will be best to format it on the PC as the PC and the Mac will be able to read it. But if it is formatted on a mac, the PC will not be able to read it.

Feb 11, 2012 | SmartDisk FireLite USBFLB120 120 GB USB...

2 Answers

My computer will not recognize my external hard drive what do i do?

There are a few possible causes for that. Here is an article on troubleshooting external hard disk problems:

Hope it helps!

May 25, 2010 | SmartDisk FireLite 40 GB Hard Drive

3 Answers

External hard drive not recognized

where can i find the software for my smartdisk firelite 160gb

Dec 18, 2009 | SmartDisk 160GB FIRELITE PORTABLE FIREWIRE...

3 Answers

New computer won't recognize my Firelite, works on old computer

You need drivers for USB, if you remember when you bought smartdisk you got the installation disc, that you now need for a new computer.

Oct 31, 2009 | SmartDisk FireLite - 80GB - 5400rpm - USB...

1 Answer

I have an 120gb exteranl smartdisk firelite that will not mount. I have tried diffrent cables and have repaired my permissions on disk utility (i own a power book mac). Any ideas?

The operating system should automatically recognize the drive.
Take your drive to Radio Shack, along with the cables you have tried.
It is possible that you are using the wrong cable.
Another thing you could try is plug it into another computer. If it works on someone else's computer and not yours, you'll know that you have a problem with your operating system.

Oct 08, 2009 | SmartDisk FireLite USBFLB120 120 GB USB...

1 Answer

Computer not recognizing external HD

1st try a different computers make sure its not your Hard drive!
2nd if that works then go to the hard drive maker and download a software driver for it that should fix the problem

Aug 10, 2009 | SmartDisk FireLite 40 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

PowerBook G4 does not seem to recognize. (Worked well on previous Apple lap top)

If your Firelite SmartDisk was formatted for a PC, and you are using the Mac side of the G4 it won't. They use a different format scheme. Need to load Parallel, bootcamp, or another virtual PC program, and then Windows. Using that it will recognize it.

If you know another Mac user that is using both sides (Mac and Virtual PC) is a quick way to retrieve data to move it. Be careful reformatting the FireLite. There are some more complex ways. Hope that this helps.


PS: I use a 160GB FireLite on my G4, MacBook Pro as well as my Tower and notebook PCs.

May 24, 2009 | FireLite (USBFLB80) Hard Drive

1 Answer

Smartdisk firelite

please use a recovery program for mac and then once all files are recovered then repartion hdd in disk utility then copy back all files to hard drive or change your external drive as you are the fourth person to have this problem with firelite hard drive for the mac sounds like a compatabilly issue with mac os systems

Jun 01, 2007 | SmartDisk FireLite 40 GB Hard Drive

Not finding what you are looking for?
FireLite (USBFLB80) Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

185 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top FireLite Hard Drives Experts

Mike McWhinney

Level 3 Expert

537 Answers

Paul Bade

Level 3 Expert

1392 Answers

Prashant  Sharma
Prashant Sharma

Level 3 Expert

1127 Answers

Are you a FireLite Hard Drive Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides