I just bought a Maxtor Share Storage II unit that is networkable with two USB ports on the back for printer or drive sharing. I've connected my printer to it. My Windows machine can print fine, but my Macbook Pro can not. I've tried everything I can think of to make it work, but no luck....Any Suggestions??? Thanks in advance!!
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Depends on what you want to do with the files. Data is usually interchangeable between Mac and PC file formats. FAT-32 format files are limited to 4gb in size. You cannot boot a Mac from one of these files or from a drive formatted to FAT-32. To be bootable, an Intel Mac system drive must be formatted as a GUID partition map. Most of the new hard drives come with software that enables Macs to read and write to them without reformatting, thus they are completely interchangeable for data.
Just got a Maxtor Share II drive and absolutely love it. Setting it up was a pain especially when the drive didn't remember the Administrators password.
Here's what I think the problem may be
1-Your router is not assigning an IP address to the drive 2-Make sure your router is configured to DHCP IP configuration not Static. 3-Before trying to use the drive make sure to install the Software/Drivers first.
This may or may not apply to you. I got my Maxtor drive on 4-07-08 and from previous experiences with other computer products, ie, windows software, printer drivers, etc. The manufacturer in order to rush things out the cd software that comes with the product is not the final version and most likely the software already has an update on the manufacturer’s web site so it’s always good to check before committing to what you get on the CD. So sure enough the BIOS for my Maxtor Share II 500Gig hard drive was already old. I downloaded the new version upgraded the BIOS and my drive is working great. I hope this suggestions help. Enjoy your drive. Alfredo.
Its going to be a hardware thing. Is the drive connected to a UB2 port? The network itself has its own data transfer rate ( ie. gigabit ) you need to make sure you cables are no longer than 6 ft, its plugged into a high speed port, and that all ports on the chain are of the same speed. If you have the option, go firewire for this. If that does not rectify it, check adminsitrator properties of the drive.
ensure that your notebook has all the updated drivers, if remote device is working and your notebook is not able to detect it. then there might be following issue.
* your cable is faulty
* necessary driver has not been installed on your notebook
work around: check above options and try
Can you log into the Storage Router? The question is, where can you see the printer? If you can see it on the Router but not on the notebook, the problem is with the Router... if the Router sees it fine, you may have a presentation problem. Let us know.