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External HD Firewire Drama!!
Old 18th December 2010
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External HD Firewire Drama!!

does anyone have as much trouble getting their firewire (800 often) external drives to just MOUNT to your computer? i have to SO often try different combinations of jacks/power-on order/reconnecting, etc.

its not my computer, just got a new one. i have dozens of cables, they all seem to do it. why would THREE of my lacie drives consistently do this to me? they aren't even that old.

any help, or shared experience is appreciated. thanks!
Old 18th December 2010
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I've had sporadic problems like that with both my current and previous (Windows) computers. I have no idea why starting up a Firewire drive sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. So now I use USB drives (though for backup only).

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