I have a 500 GB, Firewire 800 My Book drive, p/n WD5000H1Q-00. Old drive, no warranty.
I wanted to replace the HDD with a larger drive. I started with a 3 TB drive. No luck.
I have heard that some SATA interfaces only supports up to 2.2 TB, so I bought a 2 TB drive. No luck.
I tried a 320 GB drive and a 500 GB drive (non WD) and they worked fine.
Then I tried a 1 TB drive. No luck.
The symptoms with “no luck” is that the drive lights up and spins up. It is never shown in the Finder. It is never shown in Apple’s Disk Utility.
The “My Book” Firewire interface is shown under “Firewire” in Apple’s System Info. But the drive is not shown.
How can I get my enclosure to recognize a larger drive?
Thanks in advance.