Firewire drive problem(s)

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Jaimo, Apr 13, 2003.

  1. Jaimo macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2003
    Franklin, TN
    Hopefully I'm asking this is the proper forum.

    I recently purchased an OWC Mercury 120gig firewire drive to be used for digital audio on an album I'm working on.

    Last night, while working, I got the Apple finder come up and tell me that the OWC might be damaged, some data may be lost. I quickly diconnected it, and upon reconnecting it, I'm told it's an unrecognable disk, would I care to initialize? Even after reinstalling the OWC drivers, the mac won't recognize it.

    Now most, if not all of the audio recorded onto that drive has been backed up, but there are song specific files that I desperatley need on that drive.

    Also, as I finished backing up my "back-ups" onto a 3rd drive I have, I was given an error -110 when I tried to drag the icon of that drive into the trash.

    Does this sound like a problem with my firewire buss, or something else?

    I'm using a single 450Mhz G4, with 1gig of RAM. OS 9.2.2

    Any thoughts or recommendations?
  2. MacBandit macrumors 604


    Aug 9, 2002
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    Re: Firewire drive problem(s)

    The correct forum would be that of Mac Help.

    Do you have a disk utility program such as Disk Warrior? Even Norton will work well for this repair since you are running OS9.

    I'm not sure what caused initial problem but it could just be a file corruption of some sort.
  3. RandomDeadHead macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2003
    Did you unplug the drive while it was reading or writing?

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