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I just recently bought a G Drive mini. I used it for the first time today and put all of my imovie projects on it. I properly ejected it and plugged it back in to make sure everything i needed was on it. Now it won't show up on my desktop. I looked in the utilities folder and it's not there either. My computer (macbook pro) seems to not recognize it at all. The drive is turned on and is connected using firewire, and the light on the drive it on.

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I wonder if it is foramtted to Mac or is it ready formatted for PC Can you tell? What does the documentation say?

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which program are you using to render with and which drive are you asving to if you are saving out to the external drive this will be slow as the usb is about 1.4 mbs - 2 mbs I would sugest that you move all none essential files to external drive and create a floder in the main c drive called my movies or divx avi if you are converting to divx file format and have your capture files in a folder called Capture on c: drive I do large files myself raging to full dvd form and vcd and the converting time is long but I use pinnacle studio I've been using this software for 3 - 4 years now and no problems on time going to main c: drive. make sure you have at least 5-6 gig spare on c: drive for cache disable any non needed progrems and use a good program to cache your hard drive for editing program. the g drive is proberley shutting down or your usb drivers need re-installing. good luck on problem

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Hi there mu names Mark.
Lets see what I can do to help you.
Firstly some really obvious things
1 Is the light on the external drive
2 Is the USB/Firewaire cable connected at the Mac and the disk
3 If so reseat it by pulling it out of both ends and replacing
4 Have you tried another USB or Firewire port
something to be getting on with try those and re-post if no fix
regards from England

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Run software diagnostics on the drive to see if it is failing.

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