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  • Cant connect external hard drive to new iMac 27 2013 slim

     Tyler Chittick updated 6 years, 4 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Darius Cornean

    October 26, 2014 at 9:01 pm


    Ive change my iMac with a new one, iMac 27 late 2013 slim
    and the only ports that i have is USB 3.0 and thunderbolt.
    Also I have two different external hard drive that I try to connect to my new iMac.
    First is a Lacie 2TB that is connected trough USB 3.0
    The second one is iomega UltraMax plus 1TB that now i can’t connect to my new iMac.
    Iomega external hard drive have 3 x 2.0 USB, one eSata, one firewire 400 and two Firewire 800.
    I try connect trough USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 but nothing.
    Then I try to connect Iomega trough Lacie external har drive via firewire 800 port.
    But no connection.
    I try also to connect Iomega to Lacie with esata cable, then Lacie to iMac with USB 3.0
    But no result.

    What option I have to connect external hard drive to my iMac?
    Why I can’t connecting?

    Thank you

  • Tyler Chittick

    October 28, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    How were you connecting the drive to your previous computer? $30 gets you a Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 adapter straight from the Apple site. That should work just fine, and you’ll get better speeds than USB2 anyways.

    Tyler Chittick
    Integration & Warehouse Manager
    Technical Support
    Maxx Digital
    [email protected]

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