Strange FW HD issue..

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by guy mcdude, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. guy mcdude macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2015
    Hello All,
    Ive got a strange issue with 2 dual FW drive enclosures that either erase the drive/carriers i put in them, or damage the drive architecture enough that my computer does not recognize the drive.

    my computer specs:
    the computer Im working with in this scenario is a 3 year old mac pro running 10.7.5

    so heres the drive enclosures.

    In the last few weeks, 5 out of 7 drives I put in come up as unrecognizable,but they will work when I "hard wire" them with a universal adaptor kit I have.
    OR they become damaged. (As then they won't work with the universal adaptor) and I have to go into recovery mode.

    So what could have happened recently that both of these enclosures affect these drives in this way.

    I thought maybe it was a power supply issue with the FW 800 enclosure,

    I then tried a second unit which is FW400, and had the same results.

    Could 5 drives of different ages die on the same day?
    Could 5 carries go bad on the same day?
    Could two different enclosures/"receptacles" go bad on the same day?

    Or is it something with the Mac Pro FW bus?

    thanks in advance!!
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    I'd try a different enclosure.

    Sounds more like "an enclosure problem" or incompatibility with the Mac Pro, rather than "a problem with the drive(s)" ....

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