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9414 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: May 18, 2010 12:38 PM by The hatter
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2010 9:54 AM (in response to Michael Northcutt)I am Having the same problem and did not find any solution did you find one ?MacBook Pro, IPhone / IPad
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2010 10:01 PM (in response to Zico Bronzi)No.
I haven't done any more trouble shooting since posting this. Actually this post IS my current attempt to solve the issue. I don't even have good theories at this point. Does anyone have any suggestions, solutions or success stories?
MikeMac pro (early 2008 desktop), 8 x 2.8, 12GB Ram, 4TB, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Boot camp 3.1, win 7 pro 64bit, 8800 gt
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2010 3:28 PM (in response to Michael Northcutt)Still hoping for some input. Anyone have this issue or know solutions? Thanks.Mac pro (early 2008 desktop), 8 x 2.8, 12GB Ram, 4TB, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Boot camp 3.1, win 7 pro 64bit, 8800 gt
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2010 8:19 PM (in response to Michael Northcutt)Hi Michael,
I still use Windows XP with my Mac but still never had such a problem with my two Firewire external HDs (one FW400 and one FW800).
And I did a lot of things with these
Partioned one for use with OSX and Windows (one HFS+ partition; one NTFS partition); copied my complete MP3-collection (180GB) from one external HD to the other; etc.
All without any kind of glitch or slowdown.
To my knowledge Microsoft has completely rewritten the Firewire driver for Windows 7, so that could be one explanation, which might get better with the first Service Pack for Windows 7.
Also the Firewire support in Vista was 'flaky' to say the least.
But sorry no idea of a solution from my part.
StefanMacPro 2.66 (Late 2006) 8GB X1900XT, Mac OS X (10.6.2), (2006 20" iMac gone for good/bad, sniff...)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2010 4:37 AM (in response to Michael Northcutt)Hi again Michael,
just found this Microsoft article about Firewire and Windows 7 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;975500
Might be worth trying that "Hot-Fix".
Hope it helps
StefanMacPro 2.66 (Late 2006) 8GB X1900XT, Mac OS X (10.6.3), (2006 20" iMac gone for good/bad, sniff...)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2010 3:25 PM (in response to Fortuny)I'm having similar issues to the original post - SUPER slow write speeds on an external NTFS firewire 800 hard drive. (Windows 7, iMac 27" i5) Just posted more info on my situation here:
Thanks for the Hot Fix link! I'll call MS support tonight and give that a go - will update if I have any news.iMac 27", Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2010 11:36 AM (in response to mrymill)Same problem here. The drive basically 'drops out'. I have tried two different firewire drives.
Interestingly, the drives work fine under OSX.
Windows error log reports a 'driver problem' with the device after it drops.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2010 12:38 PM (in response to Michael Northcutt)Apple admits in one tech note to poor FW800 speeds on Mac Pro.
Hard to get rid of GPT but if you format the drive to MBR in Disk Utility and FAT you can then convert or reformat to NTFS.
No mention of the make of the case.
FW400 is pretty good. But why not use eSATA PCIe and SATA. Native if possible (no FW/USB type cases, or Oxford with multi interfaces). Works for me, using FW400 or Sonnet Tempo E2P or E4P (but not both together in Windows).
The hot fix wasn't that for XP or something?
Motherboards like Gigabyte are coming out with a dual-use port for SATA and USB3. FW seems like proprietary, not really adopted or supported outside Apple.
And I'd say there are problems with NTFS drivers for OS X so that is an issue.
Also, as nice as it may seem, Boot Camp's AppleHFS.sys and HFS+ support for read-only in Windows causes other problems and side effects, like Windows 7's Backup facility to not work.
When I get a drive, I use Windows and the vendor's (WD etc) hard drive diagnostic to do a full test, zero, etc and almost invariably drives formatted in Mac OS had trouble and worked better after such tests and formatting.Mac Pro 8800GT 10K VelociRaptor, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Windows 7 i7 3.2GHz GTX 260-216