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Problem mounting Hard Drive

By tonydee ·
I bought an IBM Travelstar 40G HD expecting to upgrade my Mac G3 PowerBook Firewire model. I put the new HD in an external Firewire case and connected it to my existing system. Everything is fine. I copied my files over to the new HD in the ext case.

Now - I moved the new HD into the HD bay of my PowerBook and the original internal HD into the External case. System comes up OK, but the new 40G HD (now sitting in the internal PB bay) doesn't mount.

Disk First Aid and Norton Utilites don't see it.

Is there a trick to mounting this new HD?



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by LV426 In reply to Problem mounting Hard Dri ...

You will need to use third party software to mount that drive (It worked okay as an external FireWire drive as the software required to mount a FireWire drive are included on your system). Try LaCies Silver Lining ( Note that internal bay drives can only boot from OS9 or greater.

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Thanks - but seems Silverlining is no longer available
from LaCie.

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by gdh19701 In reply to Problem mounting Hard Dri ...

Have you checked the terminator/jumper settings to see if the internal drive is marked as master, and the external drive is marked as slave? I don't know if Apple supports two master, or two slave devices for hard drives. This may be the issue for your PowerBook dilemma.

Did you have any trouble (dis)connecting the hard drive ribbon to the drive, and if so, is it possible the connector might have been damaged?

Have you checked the "startup disk" control panel to see if either drive is available? If yes, is the one you want to use as your primary drive selected?

Hope this helps

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by lyon_bleu In reply to Problem mounting Hard Dri ...

Use Apple's Drive Setup [ADS] utility to find out if it can be
mounted manually. Under OS 9.x and earlier, ADS cannot
install the correct driver on the hard drive while it is behind a
Firewire bridge chip, so the only way to properly format it is to
do so while it is connected directly to the IDE bus. IIRC, a
PCMCIA adapter will work, as well.

IMHO, you would do well to stay away from Silverlining or
Anubis. FWB's Hard Disk Toolkit or Intech's Hard Disk Speed
Tools are good alternative drive utilities under OS 9. With
Apple's Drive Utility currently included with OS X, the need for
third party drivers has virtually disappeared.


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