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[SLUG] Re: Problem (external firewire drive)
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- Subject: [SLUG] Re: Problem (external firewire drive)
- From: Ross Mitchell <rossm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 13:17:55 +1000
I have an external firewire case with an 80gb 7200rpm drive - my prob
is I can run 20, 40 and 60gig 5400rpm drives no problem, but when I
stick a 40, 60 or 80gb 7200rpm drive in the damn thing works sometimes
if at all, I have tried numerous cables, other drives, operating
systems, platforms etc but I still get the same problem.
Sounds to me that the power supply is not up to it. I would
faster drives to be thirstier or maybe they are more demanding of their
maybe the power is out of their spec.
Measure the +5 and +12 supplies while they are operating.