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Won't mount Had this HD hooked up to a previous mac, and it worked fine, now, tried to hook it up to an iMac at the office, and it won't mount.  Help!

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  • jbmill33 Jan 02, 2009

    my mac os 10.4.11 g5 won't mount acomdata 250gb external firewire/usb 2.0 

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    I have a G5 with two firewire and they both won't see any device with firewire


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Western digital drives ****! I'm having the same problem repeatedly. Seagate drives work fine though.

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