So, I turn on my firewire HD to back up some files and it was acting a bit slow..then gave me some error message about not being able to copy all of the file. Then the FW HD icon disappeared off of my desktop and I got the message about disconnecting improperly and losing some stuff...yikes! It wasn't me!!<br><br>So, I turned off the FW HD, and turned it back on..it showed up a minute later..opened it up, tried to drag a file from the HD onto my desktop..bam! Did it again.<br><br>Is it the Finder or the HD that is doing this? The finder isn't quitting.<br><br>
hehe..it used to not show the correct space. But for the past 6 months it has worked fine..that is until now.<br><br>I'll probably end up getting a real firewire HD (someday) instead of sticking a HD into a firewire case.<br><br>
Loc: Yuba City, California
I've been there. My external fw hd just sits on my desktop now. It hasn't really been relegated to paperweight status yet, but, I can no longer trust it even though I bought a new external case for it from ADS.<br><br>My cable for some reason can be gently rocked back and forth and my mac will tell me I have disconnected the hd improperly. Yeeeeshhh. Duct tape can fix that.<br><br>I'm not suggesting your drive is doing what mine does but you might consider backing up the hd and reformatting it but double-check for firmware upgrades for that model.<br><br>It's a long shot but you might try putting a wrapper on the file by putting it inside a folder before you copy it over to the drive.<br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue]"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in<br>the country,"<br>--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, DC.</font color=blue>
Would that have been a Maxtor case for it originally by chance? Some of their older models are really defective (especially the ones with a power switche on the back). I finally got a new external case for it and it worked flawlessly (until the heads froze on me a few months later—probably due to all the stop/starts caused by the crappy Maxtor case).<br><br>
Xplain's use of MacNews, AppleCentral and AppleExpo are not affiliated with Apple, Inc. MacTech is a registered trademark of Xplain Corporation. AppleCentral, MacNews, Xplain, "The journal of Apple technology", Apple Expo, Explain It, MacDev, MacDev-1, THINK Reference, NetProfessional, MacTech Central, MacTech Domains, MacForge, and the MacTutorMan are trademarks or service marks of Xplain Corp. Sprocket is a registered trademark of eSprocket Corp. Other trademarks and copyrights appearing in this printing or software remain the property of their respective holders.
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.