10.3.7 to gain Firewire drive compatibility

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by gopher, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. gopher macrumors 65816

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    At long last, it has been reported by Think Secret and AppleInsider Apple is trying to improve compatibility with drives that wouldn't mount in 10.3.6. That's good news. Hopefully this will teach Apple to stop professing the problem is squarely on the firmware of the third party vendor and that Apple has some share in the blame for making drives less and less compatible.
     
  2. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Well in my case upgrading the Initio firmware on my WD external HDD corrected the problem I was having.
     
  3. gopher thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Which WD model hard drive do you have?
     
  4. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    The WDX80-006RRN. It is the unit that was sold by Best Buy.
     
  5. trailblazer macrumors member

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    i'd like better ntfs support...not only read, but write ! :)
     
  6. gopher thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Where did you download your Initio update from for this drive?
     
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    Thanks for the page. It took a long call to WD to find out they used the Initio chipset.

    Though I used the firmware update from Initio on the HDD, so far no issues that I can see. Though I use more for backup purposes.
     

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