To owners of laptops with USB 1.1 ports. Some drives won't work on less than USB 2.0.
Is there a FIREWIRE connection you can try?
I have an IO Data portable USB hard drive that works fine on my pc, but when I plug it into my Powerbook I can't seem to get the drive to mount. I've gone under the system profiler on the mac and it recognizes that the "I-O DATA HDPX-U" is plugged into the usb port, but it doesn't seem to know that it's a hard drive, and I can't do anything to open it. I have a smaller USB 128 MB memory key that works fine with the mac. So I don't think the problem is with the USB reader. Can someone help me? Thanks