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Windows 7: External HDD not found

19 Aug 2009   #11

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
maybe I mis read (or mis understood) the post but you mentioned FIREWIRE connection -- that is an IEE 1394 Interace for which you'll need the specific drivers --its NOT a USB device.

Actually Fire wire drivers for W7 seem very thin on the ground - even if they exist at all -- I've got a Professional level Canon DSLR that has a fire wire interface -- I'm still using this on a Windows XP virtual machine (works perfectly) but haven't been able to get it to work yet on W7 X-64.

I've also got an old USB / firewire external disk -- it has both Firewire and a USB connection. On W7 the USB connnection works fine but not the firewire one.

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