Install not working, what am I doing wrong?

I am trying to install a brand new “My Book Studio Edition II” on my iMac. The iMac does not see this drive after I install according to the directions provided with the drive from Western Digital. The drive does indicate that it is in “system standby”. What is system standby? How do I get this drive out of the standby mode and have the iMac accept it?

Thanks for your help.

Did you check and see if there are any software updates for the drive? There have been some updates for mac systems.


On USB, FireWire or eSATA?

system standby general means that you operating system has powered down the drive.  change your power settings and see if that helps.