that drive is the reason the G4 died.
Sounds like that drive is not particularly healthy.
Did you make sure to set the jumpers to Master (or Single) before it went into the enclosure?
Cable Select will not cut it for externals
My old Mac, G4 tower running 10.4.11 died. I need to recover data from the hard drive. I put the drive in a disk drive enclosure via USB but my new Mac, Mac Pro Intel, 10.4.11 cannot read the drive. I get an error message, "this drive is not readable by this computer, eject, initialize". It sees the USB drive in disk utility but cannot see the data.
Anyone know the best route from here?
All the best,