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3 TB G-Drive prevents PROPER BOOTING

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Jun 30, 2013 6:21 PM

i bought a 3 TB G Tech "G Drive" external hard drive to use as a backup to my Mac Pro (1,1) at the APPLE STORE.


it is preventing me from being able to OPTION BOOT into my various OS'es. this means that while my primary OS is Lion if i want to get into another OS such as Windows 7 or Windows XP i have to remember to turn off the drive or the boot procedure freezes. this also means that i have to remember to turn it back ON or i won't be using my Time Machine backup.


i have done an RMA and they of course would only send back the same model.

i have done a full reformatting of the drive

i have switched cables

i have switched the cable LOCATION from the back to the front of the machine (and this seemed to solve things for a period of time - to the best of my recollection)


at this point the only thing i can think of is to switch the actual type of cable from Firewire 800 which i am using now to something else but this has been going on for years and i doubt this will solve it.


i have another technical inquiry in to G Drive but it has been about three weeks and i have heard nothing from them.


a number of folks were kind enought to help me on the apple forums and i am trying to take another stab at this to see if i missed something or if i am basically out of luck with this product.


TIA for any help

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 64 bit Win7 in Parallels | iCloud


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