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    Let me ask John what is currently available. We do them on a 'see what the distributor has' basis all the time.

    Rick
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    Oh I meant to ask if a 7200 rpm drive would work or best stay with a 5400

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    Might not have a lot of choices. We'll have to see what there is out there.

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    I am taking a wild guess and thinking my iMac's FW system is as confused. A reason I assumed the HD died all the way? I did not follow all proper protocol the past few days - never know

    Here... http://www.macgurus.com/forums/showt...770#post125770

    Open to any thoughts... going to run the combo update.

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    Looks like these ATA 2,5 inch drives available at distribution in Calif.

    Samsung 160 GB ATA $71

    Western Digital 250 GB $122

    Western Digital 320 GB $138



    Rick



    (other than a reboot with PRAM reset, I don't know what else to try with the Firewire issue)
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    Default Thanks Rick

    I'll worry about that after I get my FW running. , I have not tried much trouble shooting yet but a PRAM zap sounds like a good start.

    I really don't know where to start. Have not read much - searches sitting to read. The combo re run did not help.

    I hope and pray this is a software issue and that I did not blow up my FW ports. Never worked with FW much except a backup drive. So not sure where to start.

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    I did get 45 photos - there are a lot more but now.....

    When do you call a drive dead? It mounts, I can open some folders others never do or I get to impatient but 6 - 8 hours watching the finder window spin to open a folder? DW says the directory repaired and replaced as before. Running permissions now.

    I deleted 1 movie file and have 14GB free space so I am going to give DW another shot.

    FW up and running again.

    Thank you, Guru's
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    Sounds like a bad directory that DW can't fix (but thinks it does)

    Or maybe Bad sectors
    Damien,

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    Is it time to give up? looks like it?

    DU repaired permissions ..... DW has been trying all afternoon....

    What more if any can DW do with permissions. Permissions alone could not create these issues or can they.

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    Why not give Applejack 1.6 a shot!
    Can't do any harm! .... http://download.cnet.com/AppleJack/3...4_4-40293.html

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    Applejack needs to be installed first right?? cuz ain't nothing going to install on this HD.

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    Thumbs up

    Good Luck!

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    I expect you are done.

    DW has been known to take up to 20 hours, but only for a whacked directory, not a failing HD.

    The long DW or any other tools run, the more damage to the drive. Grinding itself to death. Like driving on a flat.

    That's if the HD has a mechanical issue......or - long shot - DW fixes the directory and you get more time.
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    Default I vote dead

    I say it's dead.

    I think Damien is right ... DW reports a successful directory rebuild but it's not.

    No more data was coming off the drive anyway - so I gave DW one last shot.

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