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  • Zimmer1956 Level 1 Level 1

    Wanted to advise that I spoke to Apple support yesterday. They were not aware of any G-Drive issues. We did a NVRAM reset of the ports. If this happens with the drive it would be the drive, and got that error again, so the drive is bad. I was leaning toward a LaCie quadra d2 but planning to order the OWC Mercury Elite Pro.

    Thanks for your suggestions and help!


  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    OK, good luck Don, & do let us know the outcome please.

  • Zimmer1956 Level 1 Level 1

    I did a lot of research before choosing the G-Drive. Now that I need to get new hard drives, considering the LaCie d2 Quadra, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro - given what happened, should I consider the G-Drive again???


  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    Never tried a G-Drive, so can't say, but I've been pleased with OWC's offerings & Service.

  • mortfe Level 1 Level 1

    Doesn't change to unwriteable but I get a -50 error code that won't let me write to it. Only on the NEW 2tb drive. I have 3 other G-Drives, 2 4th generation and a G-Connect. They all work perfectly. I have been using G=Drives for  bout 6 or 7 years and never had a problem till this drive. According to G-Tech they are supposed to be updating the firmware after I threatened to go to court. Wanted them to replace the last drive with a 4th gen but they refused.

  • joemaurice Level 1 Level 1

    Hi same problem here, have some G-Raids going back 6 years.


    I have two daisy chained together via Firewire: a GRAID G - speed Q Raid and a 4TB G Drive.


    Itunes is on the 4tb and time machine is on the G Raid, seems to be when Itunes is open and the time machine back up kicks in i get the -50 error code and the G-drive becomes unwriteable. I fix it by force eject and remount in disk utility.


    Have tried swapping which drive comes first in the chain but it does appear like the G Drive is problematic as it stuggles to mount after a powerdown. The G Raid seems fine.


    Might see if i can get a replacement, i am normally really pleased with G Raid but this one is a bit flakey

  • mortfe Level 1 Level 1

    Apple is full of s**t of not being aware. I spent an hour on the phone with them 2x as well as G-Tech. There is a problem with the new, 5th gen drives. I get a -50 error, randomly, anyware from 1/2 hr to 1 or 2 days. Will not let mw write to it. Unmount it and remount it and it is fine till the next time. Using or idle, makes no difference. Replaced it 3 times. Have 3 other G Tech drives, 1tb, G-Drive mini and G-Connect. They all work fine. G-Tech has promised a firmware update, ha ha, that was 2 months ago.

  • joemaurice Level 1 Level 1

    So i seem to have resolved my problem by switching to a Firewire 800 cable from Western Digital (old drive that went KABLAWEE)


    Since swapping the cable for the old on not problems with the drive


    Hope this helps some of you

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