External Firewire HD causing Kernel Panics

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MacBuff, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. MacBuff macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2006
    I have an iMac G4 that I am trying to backup to a Maxtor FW HD (getting ready for my MacPro - yeah!). Every time I connect the HD, I get an immediate kernel panic. This Hd has worked fine with this computer in the past. I have tried everything I can think of, new cable, resetting Hd and computer several times, etc.

    It works with the USB connection, but it is sooooooooo slow. I have almost 80GB I need to backup.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Have you tried reformatting the drive? Does the drive work with other machines? :)

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