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Eddie K
Firewire Drive causes computer to freeze while copying files....??
on Nov 21, 2005 at 10:53:12 pm

Hi everyone, please pardon me, but this is an OS9 question....you are my last and final hope!! When I try to copy files from an external firewire drive to my computer, my system freezes.....I'm using a Power Mac G4...nothing fancy....just running Pro Tools....without the ability to transfer files, I'm lost.....please help if you can...thanks!!


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Don Greening
Re: Firewire Drive causes computer to freeze while copying files....??
on Nov 22, 2005 at 7:01:39 am

Eddie,

Give us a hint at what FW drive(s) you're using and how they're hooked up to your G4. FYI I use a G4 Dual 800 to run ProTools 5 in OS9 all the time, with 3 FW LaCie drives hooked up through a LaCie FW 3 channel PCI card without any issues whatsoever. I can copy anything between all the drives no problem.

Just a wild guess: is your FW drive a new one and have you made sure it's formatted in Mac OS Extended?

- Don


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