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765 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2008 10:17 AM by skiphunt
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2008 9:41 AM (in response to skiphunt)Hi! For starters do all the firewire enclosures have separate power supplies and are they daisy chained together or connected to onboard ports? TomG-4/Sawtooth/1.8ghz Sonnet/10.5/2gig ram-G-4 1.8ghz Sawtooth 10.4.10, Mac OS X (10.5), 4-320gig SATAs
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2008 10:17 AM (in response to Thomas Bryant)I have 3 Firewire drives. All FW800. I have a Lacie, an aftermarket enclosure with a Seagate drive, and a Maxtor triple interface 750GB drive. I also bought a Buffalo 1T Duo drive to backup through this.
ALL drives would perfectly on my MacBookPro Intel Dual Core machine running Leopard.
ALL drives EXCEPT the Maxtor 750GB work perfectly on my Desktop 2Ghz DP. What happens is, everything is fine... everything is mounted... then I plug in the Maxtor 750GB, there's a delay, then all icons disappear from my desktop. I have Disk Utility open and can see they are ALL there and ALL mounted. Then, I unmount or unplug JUST the Maxtor 750 and everything comes back.
They all have their own power supplies and I have 3 daisy-chained with the Maxtor 750 last. The Buffalo I just bought to back up to while I figure this out.. so It's just mounted on my laptop for now. I have reformatted ALL the drives, I've tried a different cable for the Maxtor 750 and even tried FW400 and USB as well. Does the same thing regardless.
At this point, I'd say that the Maxtor 750GB has something wrong with it... it's under warranty so I could just get a replacement. What get's me is that it worked fine before he Leopard upgrade and still works fine mounted on my MacBookPro.
I haven't tried powering everything down, unplugging, etc. since everything else still works fine. Maybe I should?Mac OS X (10.5.2)