I have problems seeing my external hard drive, can anyone help please?
To explain (sorry I am not IT minded so apologies if I don't explain things technically or in a correct manner just trying to be as clear as possible).
I use a MacPro running OSX10.4.11 and my external hard drive is an oldish Lacie D2 80GB drive which I partitioned into two 40GB drives (A and B). A while ago it just stopped showing up on my desktop and to cut a long story short I removed the drive from the casing and attached a Nikkai USB 2.0 to SATA and IDE Hard Disk Adaptor to it and hey presto I could see the external drive again. All was working well until this week when I came to start-up my MacPro it was making a load single bleep noise and the screen remained grey, I quickly pressed the button to shut it back down again and then pressed it to re-start again and it started up but not my external hard drive.
Sometimes the external hard drive does load up but only one of the partitions (A) and of course I need to get to B. However, now it won't load at all and doesn't even make a noise at all when plugged in (there is a green light n the power supply but no noise).
I am thinking to buy another Nikkai Hard Disk Adaptor and give that a go but was wondering if anyone could help or give any advice first?
All the best.