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how to connect a usb hard drive to a mac?

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  1. tttomius

    tttomius Member

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    can yall show me how to connect a usb2 slim hard drive to a mac?...
    thanks...
     
  2. CJC

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    Make sure that the USB Hard Drive has the power cable plugged in, then plug the USB cable into the side of the Mac.

    Give it a minute or so and it should appear on your desktop.

    CJC
     
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    not all usb drives need power cables as one of the 2 i have just has the one which i just plug into the usb port, computer sees it & either asks for the driver or loads its own depending on the operating system. the other usb drive i have has 2 cables that end with usb males( the 2nd cale is for power when not enough power is supplied through 1 usb port)
     
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    All external USB Hard Drive's should have an external power source because the USB port does not have enough power to power the drive.

    Plugging it into a Mac, you just need to plug in, and wait and it will display it on the desktop

    CJC

     
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    it depends on the motherboard whether it has enough power or not. my 6.4gig laptop drive in a powerdata usb 2 slim case normally plugs into 1 port but on some p1 type motherboards i have to plug into both port. drive comes in handy when saving a customer's information before blowing out their drive or putting updates to AVG or Lavasoft instead of downloading through dialup
     

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