OWC's miniStack Classic

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Oldmanmac, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. Oldmanmac macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2012
    Does anyones FW ports work? Bought 2 and neither of the FW ports worked. DOA. The USB 2.0 did, but that's not why I ordered them.
    I'm bummed.
  2. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2003
    New England
    I have had one for 2 years now. I have it connected to a mini that is used as a media server. There is an OWC Qx2 plugged into the ministack via fw800. Never had a problem with it.
  3. marzer macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    I assume you are connecting to your host computer's FW port. The FW ports don't work through the USB link. Are you using your own cables? Or the ones that came with the unit. Have you tried swapping out cables? Make sure you don't have a faulty cable.
  4. Oldmanmac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2012
    I used my cables and their supplied cables. Seeing now that I wasn't completely clear. The cables were plugged into the FW port on my iMac. I had 3 Seagate FW flex-bits and the 2 miniStacks fail out of the box. Had to be the computer, right? AppleCare checked and replaced the logic board and the same thing. Not the computer. I have ordered another FW enclosure to house my drive. We'll see.
  5. matreya macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    In all the years I used FireWire drives, I never had one enclosure fail on me.
    I smell a rat, maybe Apple repair technician just told you he replaced the logic board because they could find nothing wrong with it...

    Does your iMac have a thunderbolt port? If so, I would consider buying a Thunderbolt->FireWire adapter from apple and try using that...
  6. gooser macrumors 6502a

    Jul 4, 2013
    i recently bought a ministack classic and my firewire ports work.

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