In article <170720030931173278%erwan.kerfornwanadoo.fr>,
erwan <erwan.kerfornwanadoo.fr> wrote:
> OS X 10.2.6
>
> I use an external FW HD (Maxtor 5000) but sometime I need to switch it
> to connect another FW HD (Maxtor 1394) for backup purpose.
> impossible to do it without a Kernel Panic and restart
>
> Here is the sequence
> 1- use of FW HD-5000
> 2- eject FW HD-5000
> 3- Stop computer
> 4-plug FW HD-1394
> 5- Start computer
> 6- Kernel Panic panel
> 7- stop computer
> 8- Restart computer (should be performing an fsck.... takes time)
> 9- can work with new FW HD-1394
>
> Is there anything I should do or not ? (cannot put them in parallel,
> the 2nd FW slot is used by the CD-RW unit, and daisy chain doesn't
> run... freeze the computer)
>
> I don't understand what happen when changing external HD, any place to
> look for indepth info?
> It seems FW drivers are not very stable (oh my consistent SCSI... where
> are you?)
I'd suggest a 6pin to 6 pin connector so you can keep both HD's attached
at the same time.

Jeff K