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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 icon shows it as a firewire drive with both plugged in. 2.4GHz (Penryn) Macbook Pro/320GB mac mini

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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.

Hope this help. Thanks for using Fixya!

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