Missing External Firewire drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dazzer21, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. dazzer21 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2005
    My iMac has the following drive array connected to it:

    Directly connected: 1xUSB 2 500Gb External (GDrive)
    Directly connected: 1xFirewire 800 LaCie 120Gb External daisy chained to:
    1x Firewire 400 500Gb External (GDrive) daisy chained to:
    1x Firewire 400 500Gb External (GDrive)

    This morning, trying to connect to the 120Gb drive, its icon has disappeared from the network. The two drives connected to it are both available. I have no error messages from the 120Gb drive to say it has failed.

    I've tried replacing the Firewire 800 cable and also connecting it directly to the iMac with a Firewire 400 cable. However, as the 2 daisychained GDrives can be seen, even though the LaCie is positioned directly between them and the iMac, the cables aren't at fault. Power to all the drives is fine. Help!
  2. blacka4 macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2009
    the case the HDD is in might have falled to power up the drive but can still apss throught the firewire data could have failed
  3. dazzer21 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2005
    Electricity = witchcraft!!!

    Unplugged the drive from the mains. Went to lunch. Came back. Switched it back on. Et voila - sorted!

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