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Buffalo USB drive is not located by Mac Powerbook when connected

It powers up but neither the finder nor the desktop show the drive.

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  • eightfootwav Aug 06, 2009

    Thank you Guru. As it turned out the problem was the USB drive. My old powerbook has USB 1.0 ports and the new external drive is USB2.0 which needs more juice to work properly. I bought a powered USB 2.0 port expander and that solved the problem.

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You can try this out:
After powering up your system, and you have plugged the flash drive, then Right-Click on my computer icon, select manage, then go to Disk Management Option.
On the Disk management option Page you should see ALL the drives installed on your system, including the hidden ones, so what you will just do is, try and locate the one representing your flash drive, and right click on it. then select "Change Drive letter and Paths", and give the drive any new, unique letter (i.e alphabet) different from the ones already on your system, and click on OK.
This should make your Flash Drive to be detected automatically.
Hope this helps you out.
Goodluck!

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