help on Expose, Speakers and External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by poch, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. poch

    poch Guest

    hi guys,

    i recently bought a 250GB Seagate SATA HDD, placed on an external casing, connected via USB 2.

    when i plug it into my Mac Mini (G4 1.42ghz, Mac OS Tiger, forgot which updates i have) two things happen:

    1. the speakers get staticky immediately


    2. after some time, when the Ex-HDD gets mounted, expose goes on the fritz... as if i were pressing F9 repeatedly and continuously. it stops for a few seconds and goes at it again, until i have to turn the exHDD off.

    any help would be appreciated, thanks!
  2. Macmon

    Macmon Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2004
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    most likely the chipset in your external enclosure causes the problem. try to check on the system profiler the chipset of your external hdd. It may be a prolific chipset.

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