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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.

 

http://www.g-technology.com/products/g-drive

 

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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