external firewire 800 disk enclosure "sleep with mavericks"

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by ssls6, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. ssls6 macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone have a brand/model of external FW800 3.5" HDD enclosure that actually sleeps properly with Mavericks?

    I know my MacAlly units don't sleep correctly based on the pmset -a settings.
     
  2. Gochugogi macrumors regular

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    I think it's a Mavericks issue than a Firewire brand issue. All my FW drives slept fine under 10.85 and under 10.9, they never spin down even if ejected. And I have FW drives from OWC, WD, G Drive and LaCie. USB 2/3 spins down fine...
     
  3. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    I spent hours researching for a way through with fw. Move back to usb or move forward to TB.
     
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    A Mavericks issue that is supposedly fixed in the 10.9.2 betas.
     
  5. TheGraphicMac macrumors member

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    I'm somewhat glad I never bothered to invest in Firewire devices. Unfortunately, I'm beginning to think Thunderbolt is going to have the same issues (no support, and nobody making devices).
     
  6. blodyholy macrumors member

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    Has there been any confirmation of this? So far I haven't seen this issue addressed as a fix in 10.9.2 (From what I've read). I have a LaCie 2Big Quadra connected via FW800, would hate to have to have to switch to USB 2.0.

    Thanks!
     
  7. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    Apple never lists more than a few major things in their descriptions of updates. The confirmation came from a user in one of the forum threads here on MR, regarding an earlier 10.9.2 build.
     

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