FW external drives will not mount to 2010

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Bokes, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Bokes macrumors 6502

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    Just received my 2010 3.3 6core.
    I am having issues with mu G-tech and Lacie external FW800 drives mounting to the desktop. The drives just spin and click and never mount. I tried different cables and both- front and back ports.

    Never had an issue using these same drives with a 2008 Macpro.

    What has changed and how do i get them to mount?
     
  2. fensterbme macrumors member

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    Weird my 2010 3.33Ghz. Mac Pro mounts up my G-Tech drive without issue via Firewire 800, just mounted mine 30 min ago to pull some files over.
     
  3. mjsmke macrumors 6502a

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    Do they still work on your 2009 MP? The clicking sound may indicate something is wrong with the drive.
     
  4. Bokes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It was a 2008 and I sold it. But they all mounted to the 2008 up until the day I sold it. I can understand ONE drive maybe going bad- but all 3? And different brands? Very odd.
     
  5. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    are you using just fw800 cable for power no wallwart? are you mounting 1 2 or 3 at a time?
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Did you try using another cable?
    I thought I recalled reading something about the newest MPs having an issue with FW drives.
     
  7. Bokes thread starter macrumors 6502

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