firewire 400 and leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by joekix, May 7, 2009.

  1. joekix macrumors 6502

    joekix

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    a few minutes ago, i tried to connect an external hd using a firewire 400 cable to my mbp(10.5.6) and it wouldn't mount. all i got was a beach ball in finder. the same external hd worked just fine using usb and firewire 800. it also works fine on my iMac g4 running 10.4.11 through the fw400 cable. is this some kind of incompatibility with leopard?
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    If it is bus powered, then Leopard may simply be turning the drive off due to updated bus monitoring under Leopard.
     
  3. joekix thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well one drive is powered and the other isn't. neither work with fw400 on leopard but work fine with tiger.
     
  4. joekix thread starter macrumors 6502

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    after further testing, the powered drive is mounting, and the non-powered isn't. maybe lack of power?
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Time for the Power Brick.

    If it works under USB and FW800, don't know why it won't under Leopard using FW400.
     

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