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WD enclosure + Maxtor drive = Flashing light. HELP! :)

G'day,

I have a Western Digital Home Basics eSata/Firewire/USB2.0 enclosure, which had come with a 1TB "Green" SATA drive.

I had hoped to put a 250GB Maxtor MaxLine II SATA drive into it - the one that had been inside my Power Mac G5.

But, when a firewire cable is connected, the drive light just flashes on/off at about 1 second intervals, and with a USB cable connected the light stays on full, but both options fail to mount the drive, or even make it visible to the computer - although Disk Utility does take a long time to decide it can't see them... (ie as if it's trying... but fails)

Any ideas how I can get the Maxtor to work in there?

cheers

cosmic

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It's a fomat issue with MAC into WIN
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??

Um, that has no relevance...

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same problem here

I'm having the same problem - WD HD in an external enclosure connected to iMac, HD light flashes every second and doesn't mount. Were you able to find a solution to this problem?

Enclosure works fine with another WD HD.

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There's your clue.

"Enclosure works fine with another WD HD."

Replace the WD HD that has failed.
Bob

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