Power Mac G5 :: Drives Only Mount Randomly?

Oct 3, 2007

Except for the drive with the system on it the drives (whether CDs, DVDs, Sata Drives, internal drives, Firewire, network,...) drives only mount randomly. And often after ejecting them they often don't disappear and stay on the desktop. I've got a couple of Raids (one internal and one external Sata II) and one of them is hardly ever recognized on startup and I have to get it in the disk utility. Most recently even toast has started to fail if asked to copy cds or dvds (I presume because they are not mounted proplery).

G5 Quad

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OS X :: Get USB Drives To Mount?

Mar 10, 2009

I have an interesting problem in that my USB drives aren't mounting to the desktop. I've tried two separate flash drives and an external hard drive. When I check Disk Utility, I can highlight the drives and click 'mount' and the 'mount' button will darken for a few moments as though things are working but then the button just returns to its normal state and the drive still does not appear on the desktop. Despite this, Disk Utility's log shows the message 'Mount of "xxxx" succeeded' every time. Disk Utility sees the drives (obviously) and will verify them. Only mounting appears not to work. Meanwhile, I can plug my Wacom tablet into the very same USB port and it (the tablet) works perfectly. My iPods and iPhone will sync just fine from the same port. Why is this happening and, more to the point, what should I try in order to fix it? I know it's not a simple matter of restarting because I've done that a number of times already without success no matter what Disk Utility says.

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Hardware :: Trying To Mount Two WD 1Tb Drives

Sep 8, 2009

I bought two 1Tb Western Digital "My Book" drives. I have plugged them into my MacMini, but no matter what I do only one of them will mount at a time. I'm wanting to mount both so that I can create a RAID with them. Is there any reason why I can't mount both of them?

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Aug 28, 2008

I'm going to be receiving my new Mac Pro soon and a friend has some 74GB 2.5" SAS drives that I am considering using for some fast storage. How would I go about mounting these up in the 3.5" Mac Pro drive bays?

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Hardware :: Drive Disconnect Randomly - Can't Mount Unless Reboot Imac

Jan 29, 2009

I purchased a Q-Drive Q 1TB in Dec for my 24" iMac, purchased it at a Apple Store. I was connected with 800firewire cable, all seemed to be working ok, time machine etc. But in the past month the drive has become a nightmare, it will just disconnect at random. At that point i cannot get it to mount, unless I reboot my iMac. I have tried to connect with 400firewire and usb2, but the same problem persists. Needless to say I am somewhat annoyed, it was not cheap. Anyone have any advice on what I should do, I'm scared to go to G-Tech for support as what I could find appears to be a nightmare. Would I be able to return this to the Apple store that I bought it from?

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Mac Pro :: External Drives Will Not Mount To 2010?

Oct 10, 2010

I am having issues with mu G-tech and Lacie external FW800 drives mounting to the desktop. The drives just spin and click and never mount. I tried different cables and both- front and back ports.

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OS X :: Unable To Mount USB Flash Drives

Jan 8, 2010

I can plug in an external USB keyboard and mouse however I can not mount and USB flash drives or USB external disks. I get the following error message:

kernel Flash Disk : family specific matching fails

I am running OSX 10.5.8 on a 15" Macbook Pro 2.53 Ghz. Apple Care has not be very helpful so far. I've verified/repaired disk permissions with lo luck.

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MacBook :: No External DVD Drives Will Mount?

Mar 21, 2012

I have tried a Samsung Drive and an ASUS slim drive (that worked twice, then stopped working). They do show up in the Disk Utility, but not on the desktop. Disc Utility states that burning is not supported, even though I was able to burn two discs with the ASUS before it stopped as well. I had my keyboard replaced around the same time as the issue starting, it is possible that they could they have messed with something by accident. The tech did also forget to put a screw in above the DVD Drive. I also will note the internal drive is a Combo Drive, not a superdrive.

MacBook (13-inch Late 2006), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Cannot Read Or Mount Network NTFS Drives

Nov 8, 2010

I am running Snow Leopard. I have a few drives on my PC that I have shared, three are NTFS and one is FAT32. I can read and write to the FAT32 on just fine, everything works as it should with it. I can view the NTFS shared drives, though when I try to access them I get this error. The operation can't be completed because the original item for "Drive Name" can't be found. I can read NTFS USB drives fine, and with NTFS Mounter running I can write to them all the same. However this is not the case whatsoever with networked NTFS drives. I am sharing them from a Windows 7 x64 PC, my Mac is a 1st gen Intel Core Duo 1.66.

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OS X :: Target Disk Mode Not Mount Any Drives

May 12, 2007

I thought having a Macbook and a PC and keeping data sync'd between the two would be easy, or so Apple et al would have me believe. So far I've not only found out that their IP over FireWire, the only feasible way to transfer the large amounts of data I have, is seriously lacking (i.e. I haven't been able to get it to work!) but also that when I try to ease my woes by connecting the Macbook as a FireWire drive in Target Disk Mode, it fails to deliver again. The first time I connected my Macbook to my PC over FireWire in Target Disk Mode, it popped up in My Computer no bother. Alright, so the only partition I could access was my XP partition on the Macbook (thank goodness I have that or I'd be right up the creek!), but I suppose it's to be expected, what with OS X and Windows having different file systems ETCETERAH.

So I'll copy all my media files to the XP partition and then copy them to my XP PC from there, I thought. Every following time I've connected in Target Disk Mode, I've received nothing but a 'removable disk' icon in My Computer which, when clicked, asks me to 'insert media'. WTF, Apple?! So not only can I not have my OS X drive show up in Windows on my PC, but now I can't even have the XP drive show up?! I didn't change anything, I didn't do anything differently, I literally just rebooted OS X to copy the files I wanted from the Apple partition to the XP one. Sorry to come across all 'angry like', it's just not the first, second, or third problem I've encountered since 'switching'. For a company who prides itself on how its products 'just work', it's becoming an eye-opening experience. However, I understand it's probably something I've done incorrectly, rather than the fault of Apple or Microsoft. So I ask you, what am I doing wrong?

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OS X :: Does Mac Write Any Unique Info To External Drives On Mount?

Dec 24, 2009

I've always wondered this: I know when you mount a drive (USB stick, FireWire external or even an iPod of some sort) in OS X, a few invisible files get created. And if you have an AV program, sometimes it will write files to the drive. Same with some other third party apps. Do any of these files contain personal information, or things unique to the machine? Like user name or directory structure or things of that nature? I assume they don't, or else you'd probably see it mentioned more often, but I was wondering if anyone had a definitive answer..?

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Mac Pro :: Unable To Mount RAID External Hard Drives Since Upgrading To OS X 10.7.4

May 21, 2012

Since upgrading to Mac OS X 10.7.4 I am unable to mount any of my G-Tech Raid hard drives.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Mac Mini :: Unable To Mount Firewire Drives But Sees Them In System Profile?

May 9, 2009

I connect 2 Iomega external disks and in the system profile I see them under the firewire tab.

I tried them on my macbook and it found them right away.

But on the mac mini they dont get mounted or it is like it is not proberly finding them What can be the problem?

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Hardware :: Unable To Mount Hard Drives / Cannot Recover Lost Data

Jan 6, 2010

I have a dead La Cie Big disk terabyte external drive. It won't mount and it isn't recoverable the way it is. So I looked inside, it's 2 x 500 gig Seagate drives. So, I took the 2 drives out and installed one of them in a Mac Pro to see if it would mount on it's own. I figured probably not, since there were two drives mounted in this La Cie external case, they must have been RAID-ed together. I don't really know much about RAID, obviously.

Disk utility saw the disk, but it wouldn't mount and gave the unreadable message. Tried to disk utility it, and it gave file system errors, not surprised. It looks like you can't separate them, the RAID must split the files onto the two disks.

Is there any point to trying the utility Data Recovery on it? Or should I just tell my boss the only way to get the data back is to send it out to a data recovery place? I don't want to try and reformat them if there is still any possible way to get the data off them. I think the drives are fine and would work as a terabyte drive in the Fantom case if reformatted, but then we lose all these important projects.We seem to have the worst luck with external hard drives.

The odd thing is that I have another dead terabyte drive, a Fantom drive in which one of the 500 gig drives started clicking. I took both 500 gig WD drives out of the Fantom case and installed the two Seagate 500s from the dead La Cie case. It shows up in Disk Utility as an unformatted 1T drive. I was hoping it might just reconstitute itself in another case, but no go. If worse comes to worse, I will reformat it and it will probably be useable.

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Mac Pro :: Installed A Second ESATA Card To System / Connected Drives Mount Very Slowly?

May 13, 2010

I just installed a second eSATA card to my system. The connected drives mount very slowly (long delay) and eject even more slowly (more than 2 minutes, sometimes hang, sometime kernel panic).

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Hardware :: External Firewire 800 Hard Drives Randomly Unmounting?

Feb 21, 2009

Macbook Pro 17" Core 2 Duo 2.33GHz. Following a logic board replacement for a separate issue. I have two external Firewire 800 Hard drives (two separate brands and sizes) which have suddenly started unmounting randomly and giving the 'hardware removal error'. A few seconds after unmounting they mount again, only to unmount a minute later with the error again. It is now doing this in a loop.I have done the following things:

1. rebooted and checked all cable connections

2. I have tried this with the two disks plugged in separately and daisychained.

3. I have tried two separate Firewire 800 cables.

4. running the Disk Utility.

5.installing the system from scratch on a freshly formatted internal disk.

6. reinstalling again with an archive and install.

Everything seems to work fine with a Firewire 400 connection.The only software setting that I changed is to disable the "Put Hard Disks to Sleep when possible" option in the Energy Saver system prefs. Any connection? I have enabled this again and so far (a couple of hours) so good.Should I be looking at a hardware issue

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Power Mac :: HDD Won't Mount And Disk Utility Cannot Repair

Feb 17, 2012

933 mhz quicksilver primary HD which has 10.5.8 installed, won't mount and disk utility cannot repair, have second HD with 10.5.8 installed, but need primary to mount to retrieve data.

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Intel Mac :: External WD Drive From Power G5 Won't Mount On New?

May 17, 2012

I just purchased a new iMac, System 10.7.4.  When I tried plugging in my old WD external with a newly purchased Firewire cable (couldn't attach with the cable that came with the drive originally), the drive didn't show up on my desktop. I tried shutting down and restarting, thinking that would help, but it did not.  I then removed it and placed it back on my G5 Tower and it works fine.  I am running system 10.5.8 on my old mac, just as an FYI. I need this drive as my time machine backup is on it.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4), WD External Drive

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Power Mac :: Re-mount 2nd Internal Hard Drive?

Jun 12, 2012

Accidentally ejected 4 partitions of the terrabyte hard drive, and it's not on my disk utility list anymore, nor will it show at start up. I've unplugged, slid it out a little, snapped it back in, but still no sign of it.

Info:Mac OS X (10.4.11), Dual 1.8 G5, 2.5 GB DDR SDRAM

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Power Mac :: G5 PPC, OS 10.4.11 The Primary Volume On Main Internal HD Will Not Mount

May 9, 2012

The only other volume on the disk does mount, and when starting from this second volumes, the primary volume does mount..  From other startup volumes on my second internal HD, the volume does mount.  Disc utility repair, TechToolPro, and DiskWarrior all OK.No Menu Bar on Finder, can't access files from Finder icon in Dock.  Safari won't open but Firefox OK. Tried zapping PRAM, repairing permissions.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Os 10.4.11, G5 PPC

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Power Mac :: Internet Sharing Randomly Stop

Feb 20, 2012

I am sharing my internet connect, that I get with an ethernet port, through my airport card on my PowerMac MDD. It only goes for a few hours though, before it randomly shuts off. Do you know what could be causing this? I can't figure it out. I have OSX Leopard installed.

Info:PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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MacBook :: Randomly Shuts Off While On Battery Power

Jun 25, 2014

I have a 13-inch Macbook, Late 2008 model, using iOS Mavericks. While on battery power, the laptop will randomly just turn completely off, despite still having plenty of battery power left. I know it's not a calibration issue where the battery is dead but appears to have charge left, since I'm able to turn the computer back on again and continue using it. 

Battery info:Charge Information:  Charge Remaining (mAh): 606  Fully Charged: No  Charging: No  Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 2609  Health Information:  Cycle Count: 157  Condition: Service Battery  Battery Installed: Yes  Amperage (mA): -1265  Voltage (mV): 10855 

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Power Mac :: Hard Drive Makes A Beeping Noise And Won't Mount

Feb 7, 2012

hard drive makes a beeping noise and won't mount.  Also has the word purged stamped on it

PowerMac, No OS on computer

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Power Mac G5 :: Firewire Drive Seen By Disk Utility Won't Mount, Verify Or Repair?

Apr 15, 2009

I have a WD Terabyte drive that I have used for over a year with no problems. A couple of days ago my roommate went to use it and disconnected the drive from my computer without ejecting it first. He used it with his PC and disconnected it without "safely removing" it from his computer and now it will not mount to my desktop of been seen by PC. Disk Utility sees the device but I get an error when I try to repair the disk or verify the disk. It gives me an "error on exit" message. I really need the 700GB of info on that drive. Don't know what to do next.

Powerbook G4
Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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MacBook Pro :: Freezes Randomly And Beeps When Coming Out Of Power Down Sleep

Jun 27, 2014

So, I have a late 2011 MBP 2GH i7, OSX 10.9.3. 500GB HD 16 BG 1600 Mhz DDR3.  

The problems started a while ago when the computer started freezing at random times. The mouse would move and there was no "pinwheel" but the computer was unresponsive. When I closed the screen the power was still on and the screen did not shut off. The only way to reset the computer was to hold the power button and do a hard reset. I don't remember if I replaced the RAM from 4BG to 8GB Crucial Memory before or after the computer started freezing, either way, shortly after or around the time when I replaced the ram the hard drive also failed.

I replaced the HD with I believe a Seagate hybrid drive with a small solid state segment. This whole time the computer is still freezing and now since I have a hybrid drive the Apple store can't support because it's not factory specs and MacMall here in Santa Monica can't find anything wrong with the hardware or software after running all of their tests. 

At this time I have a feeling it is the ram so I purchase a new 16GB Crucial RAM. Everything is great till it yet once again freezes in the same way as before BUT!! Now if the computer sleeps because the battery run's low, when I plug it in and the computer reboots (grey opaque screen with the vertical lines as the bottom) it starts beeping 3 times. I hard reset via the power button and the computer boots up as normal (although a little slower).  

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Power Mac G5 :: Adding ATA Drives To System?

Nov 13, 2007

I have a PowerMac G5 dual 2.3 ghz w/ 1gb ram and a G4 Quicksilver with 2 internal ATA drives
Internal drive specs : 2 IBM 180GB IDE/ATA-5 Deskstar 8MB 180GXP 7200 rpm
There is also an ATA card that was installed to be able to run these drives in the G4 - don't have specs available right now. Is it physically possible to transfer these drives to the G5? Will I have to transfer the card also? Is it likely to cause any problems -compatibility , speed, etc? The drives are currently full of media - how risky is it to move them from one system to another?

PB G4, G4, G5

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Power Mac :: G5 Won't Detect Hard Drives

Mar 28, 2012

This is an intermittent problem. I have a dual processor PowerMacG5 2GHz. The computer won't boot up. Used disc utility to find out that no hard drive was detected. Thought hard drive was bad. Installed new hard drive. Installed Tiger. Rebooted. Computer won't boot, disc utility shows no hard drive. Unplugged computer. Removed hard drive. Started disc utility from disk. Turned off machine. Unplugged. Installed hard drive. Started up machine. Machine runs fine. Now turned machine off and tried to restart again, now no hard drive detected again. Redid unplugging and reinstallation of hard drives. Now both hard drives works fine. This problem can be repeated. I prefer not to ever turn off my machine again. Startup procedure with unplugging, reinstallation of hard drives is just a pain. 

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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Power Mac G5 :: Trashed One Of Hard Drives And Need It Back

Oct 30, 2007

I have got myself in a very sorry state. I have a G5 powermac with two harddrives, one that the system runs on and the other that i have called STUFF and ....well has all my stuff on it. While on the phone talking i managed somehow( dont ask) to drag the STUFF hard drive into the Trash and it disappeared in a puff of smoke, and well... i need it back.

I cant find the HD within finder, but managed to find it while looking in disc utility but have not been able to drag it to desktop or anything like that.Anyway, if you have any ideas as to how i can go back in time and get my HD i would be seriously grateful.

Mac OS X (10.4.6)

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Power Mac G5 :: Install 4 SATA Drives Into Tower?

Dec 27, 2007

Is it possible to install 4 SATA drives into a G5 tower? I didn't open it up yet cause I have to move so much material to get to it. I'm assuming you can purchased a SATA PCI card but is there room in the case for 2 additional drives?

PowerMac G5

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Hardware :: Keyboard Cannot Power UP Two Flash Drives?

Nov 12, 2010

I have an aluminum numeric keyboard. and when I plugged in two scandisk Cruzer usbdrives it said that one of them wasn't getting enough power. So I read online and saw that some people said windows can provide enough power for both. So I turn on my virtual windows machine (which automatically mounted the usb drive that was connected) and then my mac was able to mount the second usb drive! But when I let windows try to host both drives in the keyboard windows said it couldn't power both devices either! this may just be because it was a vm.

But my point is at one time I had access to both drives in my keyboard(with one os for each one) but when using just a single one it wont work. Is there any way to change a setting so I can push out more power to my usb keyboard? I'm perfectly fine with terminal and editing files, but is there a setting to change anywhere?(it's only getting 300mA and the usb drives need 200 each and the keyboard itself needs 20 so that all fits in the 500mA range).

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