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Mount un-mountable external Firewire drives
Authored by: tupholme on Feb 07, '04 12:20:53PM

I had the same problem with a LaCie 42GB drive under OS 9 - I bought it very early on and I think the drivers were sub-standard.

Nothing would work on the Mac but when I plugged the drive into my Sony VAIO (onboard FireWire), I was able to see it. Of course, it wasn't readable but I could re-format it. When I then plugged it back into the Mac, it was visible. I needed to re-format again to make it HFS, but the process made the disk usable again and it has been fine ever since (I used the Heat drivers under OS 9 after that!).

Hope you've got a friend with a FireWire-equipped PC!


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