Firewire cable problem? External drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by PaulexPC, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. PaulexPC macrumors member

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    I have a very old external firewire drive 40GB.
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    http://www.amazon.com/SimpleTech-SIMPLEDRIVE-DELUXE-STI-USB2F-40/dp/B00006HVHC

    When I connect it with USB the drive shows up in Finder. It needs an external power supply.

    When I borrowed my friends 6 pin to 6 pin Firewire cable the drive shows up in Finder and needs no power supply. Cool.

    I bought an inexpensive Firewire 6 pin to 6 pin cable, plug it in. No Drive in Finder!

    When I use USB it appears! Works fine.
    I am sort of assuming my cheap Firewire cable is the problem. Would you agree?
     
  2. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    How could it be anything other than the cable?
     
  3. PaulexPC thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I guess I shouldn't be surprised. The three foot Firewire cable was $2.24 on eBay (plus a dollar for postage). I tested the drive with a known firewire cable and it works fine. Thanks.
     

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