iRiver Story and Mac OS X

I acquired an iRiver Story recently, and couldn’t figure out how to mount the disk on my Mac OS X machine. The device didn’t automount, and it didn’t show up in the attached devices list.

A bit of scrounging led me to the solution:

  1. First, make sure the iRiver is plugged in.
  2. Power the device on, and wait for it to boot.
  3. When the prompt appears for charge or USB connection, choose USB connection.

The key thing to note here (and it was the problem I ran into) is that the prompt appears for about three seconds, which is barely enough time to figure out what you want to do with it. If you miss the prompt, simply unplug and re-plug the device.

© iRiver

As for document management… you can just drag and drop your files into the directories shown in Finder. You can (if you like) grab something like Adobe’s Digital Editions, but at the end of the day you don’t really need something so bloated to manage a handful of digital books.