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usb2 drive doesn't work on mini

 
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leo221
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 1:57 am    Post subject: usb2 drive doesn't work on mini Reply with quote

i have a 160gb box connected to mini, it mounts ok but when i double click some file say a pdf or a .ram file, the app gets lunched but that's it. the color wheel spins and never stop untill i unplug the usb cable. why is mac so bitchy about usb drive? windows never gives me any usb problem. i tried format to mac file system and fat32, same result.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tried another 40gb box, same problem. 128mb flash works fine. what's the deal???
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a 160GB USB2 external for my backup drive. Never had a problem.
hmmm. not a clue.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be a formatting issue. Formated on a PC or Mac?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ninjamini wrote:
Could be a formatting issue. Formated on a PC or Mac?


tried both ways. didn't work. bought a firewire box, works fine, but I'm not happy about the $40 paid on the box. if some1 can help me to use my usb box, i can return the firewire and get money back. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had this problem ,too. The 10.4.2 update fixed it for me...
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