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Mac shows Time Maching but not External HD

Reinstalled Snow Leopard but ejected my external drive before this. Then, when done, plugged back in via USB as my usual custom....and Time Machine still shows up, but the External Seagate drive does not. I made sure that in Finder/Preferences that the external disc box as others was checked. I tried a different cord, and different port. I opened up Disc Utility and the External HD's partioned Time Machine is available but the other part, now renamed something else (a default name from manufacturer?) is greyed out and I cannot touch it. Any thoughts? Should i now go to the boot disc of Snow Leopard? Not sure why TM shows but the rest does not.
posted by chicaboom on Mar 31, 2013 - 11 answers

Can you help me upgrade my MacBook Pro (late-2008) hard drive?

Need advice on how to update an older MacBook Pro with a new hard drive. I have a late-2008 MacBook Pro: 2.53 GHz, 320GB hard drive, 8GM RAM (4GB in two slots). My drive is getting full and I don't have the cash at the moment for a brand new laptop. Should I replace the optical drive with a SSD? Or just upgrade the regular hard drive with a new one with 750GB or 1TB? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Nov 23, 2012 - 16 answers

USB3-->USB2 Woes

I'm getting awful speeds transferring to a USB 3 external drive from my USB 2 Macbook Pro. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Aug 1, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me keep my Workstation quiet!!

I like to keep my home office incredibly devoid of machine noise. To that end, other than my sound system (where I choose the noise), my workstation consists of 1.) A Mac mini running Lion Server on Raid 0 3.5" drives (2 x 500GB) and 2.)A Lacie quadra 1TB drive doing Firewire 800 Time Machine backups every hour (I put up with the Tsk, Tsk, Tsk, every hour without being annoyed). I need more storage, but don't want to increase the (lack of) noise factor... [more inside]
posted by Rafaelloello on May 14, 2012 - 12 answers

I want to use my monitor and prolong the battery!

Will connecting an external monitor to a new Macbook Pro wreck the battery life? [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Jul 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Why can't computer things just work the way they're supposed to?

Why does my 500gb Lacie external hard drive only show that I have 24gb of space? [more inside]
posted by generic230 on Nov 28, 2010 - 11 answers

External HD for both PC and Mac ?

How do I format an external hard drive so that it can be used on both a PC and a Mac ... DUMMIES version ? [more inside]
posted by lobstah on Nov 9, 2010 - 23 answers

I have a business card CD. I have a Mac. Um.

For a work project, I need to utilize a "business card cd" to download a camera driver. I'm using a Macbook, whose slot drive can't deal with an irregularly shaped CD. Help? (Minor snowflake details inside.) [more inside]
posted by (The Rt Hon.) MP on Oct 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Should I be worried about my dropped, but working, hard drive?

I dropped my external hard drive—badly—but it's still working in every way I can think of. How worried should I be that it will still fail? [more inside]
posted by cloudburst on Feb 20, 2010 - 6 answers

What graphics card do I need?

What graphics card do I need? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on May 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Hello, external harddrive? Can you hear me now?

How can I get my mac to recognize my external hard drive again? [more inside]
posted by veryhappyheidi on Apr 25, 2009 - 16 answers

Best setup for external drive for Macbook Pro?

What kind of external drive setup should I use for my new Macbook Pro? [more inside]
posted by semblance on Oct 2, 2008 - 15 answers

Man Attempting to Move Leopard

Great MeFites, I come bearing but a humble request. I bought a MacBook Pro about six months before Leopard was released. When it finally came out, I installed it on a partition on an external drive, which I would boot from (because OS X is awesome like that, amirite?) so I could test out all my apps. Now I'm ready to commit to Leopard full-time - what's the best way to go about transplanting my Leopard partition? [more inside]
posted by indiewizard on Aug 18, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me make my Mac into a Polaroid !

Can I use my external digital camera while its connected to my Mac? [more inside]
posted by duckus on Apr 27, 2008 - 6 answers

Get iphoto/itunes files off local drive? Maybe S3?

I'm looking for some best practice advice in moving my iTunes music and my iPhoto images off my local hard drive. The 160GB drive on my Macbook is about full. I know I can use a USB/Firewire/Network-attached external hard drive, but has anyone had luck using a service such as Amazon's S3 for this. I know if works fine for storing the files, but how usable is it to actually 'get' the files? [more inside]
posted by namith on Apr 9, 2008 - 4 answers

Why are transfers to my external firewire drive so slow?

What kind of transfer speeds should I be expecting from my new external Firewire 800 drive? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Jan 29, 2008 - 10 answers

Western Digital or Seagate

I have an external hard drive on my Christmas list. I'd like to make the shopping easy on them by giving specific choices. I've done some searching (here and via Gooooogle) but I need that extra oomph from the genius that is the hive mind. [more inside]
posted by Epsilon-minus semi moron on Dec 9, 2007 - 12 answers

Will attaching an external drive to my Mac Mini improve booting time?

Will attaching an external Firewire drive to my G4 Mac Mini make a big difference to booting speeds and application loading times? [more inside]
posted by salmacis on Nov 20, 2007 - 11 answers

best backup drive option for Leopard?

Best backup drive for Leopard, and options for multiple computers? [more inside]
posted by lackutrol on Nov 5, 2007 - 13 answers

HFS+ yields advantage for Mac users?

When using an external hard-drive with a Mac, is a speed advantage gained by using a drive formatted with HFS+ (over FAT32/etc.)? And while I'm asking... [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Oct 29, 2007 - 11 answers

How do I keep a second external drive mirrored.

Mirroring external drives on a mac... [more inside]
posted by tomble on Oct 5, 2007 - 8 answers

Connect my drive to my mac please!

How do I connect my NTFS hard drive to my new mac? [more inside]
posted by smithmac_99 on Sep 26, 2007 - 5 answers

How do I get files off my PC when all I have is a MAc laptop?

I have a Mac laptop, which replaced my PC which I used for many years.....I recently found out that there is some files and such on my PC that I need to take of my computer and store onto my new external hard drive....Yes, I should of did this before hand.... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Sep 20, 2007 - 12 answers

How to take an internal hard drive and make it external

What do I need to know about hard drive enclosures? My computer (PC) died this morning and I want to pull out the 2 hard drives and use them as external drives for my new Mac. I don't know if they're FAT32 or NTFS. I don't know if they're IDE or SATA. How do I find out? Do I need to? A little background on my old PC. It was one of the first P4 3.0 PCs with hyperthreading technology. I've had it for ~4 years
posted by smithmac_99 on Aug 28, 2007 - 13 answers

amateur hard drive swap, or road to sorrow?

Can/should I re-use the enclosure for a hard drive I have outgrown as a housing for a new hard drive, or should I just buy new? Either way, what should I be buying? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jun 2, 2007 - 7 answers

External Laptop Battery Pack

Is there a way to reuse an apple powerbook g4 battery to power a macbook pro? I know that it doesn't fit, but I'm hoping there is some kind of external pack that can accept and charge a powerbook battery but which can power a macbook pro. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by jwiener on Apr 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me revive a Western Digital hard drive

Is there any way to get my western digital external hard drive to properly display the disappeared files & folders on it so that I can back them up? [more inside]
posted by pantufla on Mar 30, 2007 - 7 answers

What could be the problem with sharing an external drive?

OSXFileSharingFilter: I have a friend who's trying to make himself a great file server off an old iBook - and has hit a snag involving a MyBook external hard drive. The problem makes no sense to me, and my Google-fu as failed me once again. [more inside]
posted by plaidrabbit on Mar 11, 2007 - 7 answers

External Mac Fire Wire Drives

What's the best option for external Mac Fire Wire Drives? [more inside]
posted by captainscared on Mar 3, 2007 - 13 answers

usb vs external drive from mac to pc

Why can I use a usb drive interchangeably between my Mac and PC, but not an external drive? [more inside]
posted by horsemuth on Jan 11, 2007 - 8 answers

How to display my Mac .ppt on a PC-friendly projector?

Is there a way to switch the display on my Mac G4 to an external projector? [more inside]
posted by 53B3L1U5 on Nov 27, 2006 - 2 answers

How to boot PC XP and Intel OSX from external drive?

How do I configure a 2.5" 60 gig usb external drive to boot Windows XP on a PC as well as be able to boot Mac OS X 10.4 on an Intel MacBook?
posted by h2 on Oct 10, 2006 - 4 answers

external hard-drive cross-platform file retrieval?

I have a Mac, my friend has a PC, we want to share music with an external hard drive. However, upon connecting the hard drive to his PC we discovered that the hard drive is formatted for a Mac, so we can't access the drive without reformatting and losing all the files. Is there a program that retrieves info without having to reformat?
posted by MNDZ on Aug 25, 2006 - 4 answers

How can I have iTune "see" tracks already present on my external drive?

iTunesFilter. How can I have iTune "see" tracks already present on my external drive? OS 10.4.2 [more inside]
posted by cahlers on Jan 7, 2006 - 8 answers

How do I locate the data files for Mac programs?

I'm having trouble recovering my data from my external HDD after I used Carbon Cloner for Mac 10.4.3. [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay on Dec 18, 2005 - 7 answers

Will our Protools backup scheme work?

A few questions about our Pro-Tools setup. [more inside]
posted by jon_kill on Dec 12, 2005 - 7 answers

After Market Firewire Burning on a Mac

Will an IDE DVD Burner "just work" with an iMac G5, if put in an external drive enclosure, and plugged in via Firewire or USB 2.0? [more inside]
posted by teece on Dec 10, 2005 - 6 answers

Our data is safer because of your efforts

Best way to backup two OS X laptops to a single firewire drive? [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Sep 7, 2005 - 16 answers

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