[Sfbay-video] hard drive trouble shooting - help!
handyman at california.com
Tue Jan 25 09:16:30 PST 2005
Sunny and others who might be interested,
I have also had issues with a Western Digital firewire drive. On windows.
I don't have experience with macs, but I can say this WD drive has been
as to getting it come up. I don't think it has ever come up as the
first external device and would not
pass other devices thru. Somehow it is stable now, but I only use at it
the end of the chain. I do
not recommend WD firewire boxes.
It may help in general to get a firewire hub/repeater. I have an Iogear
G-FH600, 6 port hub. Besides
being able to plug things in and out w/o daisey chaining, when I have
experimented with using my D-8
vcr at the core of a live stream set-up, I can use the hub to output
five firewire audio/video feeds.
sfschism at riseup.net wrote:
>I have a question about a hard drive I'm having problems with...
>I recently got a Western Digital external hard drive. Unfortunately, the
>computer we are using only has one working firewire input, so we have been
>daisy-chaining stuff from that one input. Basically, the hard drive
>doesn't seem to be able to support more than one input at a time - in
>other words, it can't support the keyboard, the deck and the input from
>the computer all at the same time, and if I plug the deck in, it shuts
>down the hard drive, removing it from the desktop, citing an "improper
>This is the first external hard drive I've purchased, so I'm not an expert
>at this - is this normal? Should I just take it back and get a different
>kind? Or does it sound like a problem that is the fault of the computer?
>(For background, other external hard drives have had no problem...)
>Is there a better brand that I should get? Is this common for this brand,
>or does this sound just like a one-time thing?
>Sorry, I'm just getting the hang of this stuff!
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