Panther Firewire Bug Still a Problem? - Storage

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  1. Panther Firewire Bug Still a Problem?

    I'm going to upgrade an iBook G3 from OS 10.1.5 to 10.3, and I'm
    concerned about the Panther Firewire bug. Provided I update to 10.3.9,
    is massive disk corruption still the problem it used to be? I've got a
    (now discontinued) Firewire/USB 2.0 DK-9 removable disk enclosure with a
    CoolGear logo on it; the box lists it as Oxford 911/ISD with 400
    MBits/sec ports, and that it was tested with Mac X.3. I've also got a
    RATOC FR1SX Firewire-Ultra SCSI converter. I bought both of these new
    in 2005; was the bug solved by then, or enough so that the firmware on
    these devices would have been updated? Is there a way I can check? And
    on the subject of updating, are there major reasons why I wouldn't want
    to update 10.3 to 10.3.9?

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  2. Re: Panther Firewire Bug Still a Problem?

    Nullibicity wrote:
    > I'm going to upgrade an iBook G3 from OS 10.1.5 to 10.3, and I'm
    > concerned about the Panther Firewire bug. Provided I update to 10.3.9,
    > is massive disk corruption still the problem it used to be? I've got a
    > (now discontinued) Firewire/USB 2.0 DK-9 removable disk enclosure with a
    > CoolGear logo on it; the box lists it as Oxford 911/ISD with 400
    > MBits/sec ports, and that it was tested with Mac X.3. I've also got a
    > RATOC FR1SX Firewire-Ultra SCSI converter. I bought both of these new
    > in 2005; was the bug solved by then, or enough so that the firmware on
    > these devices would have been updated? Is there a way I can check? And
    > on the subject of updating, are there major reasons why I wouldn't want
    > to update 10.3 to 10.3.9?


    Unplug the drive during the install.

    No reason not to update to 10.3.9.

    Chu

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  3. Re: Panther Firewire Bug Still a Problem?

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    Chu-En Ginsberg wrote:

    > Nullibicity wrote:
    > > I'm going to upgrade an iBook G3 from OS 10.1.5 to 10.3, and I'm
    > > concerned about the Panther Firewire bug. Provided I update to 10.3.9,
    > > is massive disk corruption still the problem it used to be? I've got a
    > > (now discontinued) Firewire/USB 2.0 DK-9 removable disk enclosure with a
    > > CoolGear logo on it; the box lists it as Oxford 911/ISD with 400
    > > MBits/sec ports, and that it was tested with Mac X.3. I've also got a
    > > RATOC FR1SX Firewire-Ultra SCSI converter. I bought both of these new
    > > in 2005; was the bug solved by then, or enough so that the firmware on
    > > these devices would have been updated? Is there a way I can check? And
    > > on the subject of updating, are there major reasons why I wouldn't want
    > > to update 10.3 to 10.3.9?

    >
    > Unplug the drive during the install.
    >
    > No reason not to update to 10.3.9.


    Thanks, I did both, though I wonder if it's okay to leave drives mounted
    and plugged in when restarting or shutting down. So far I've done that
    a couple of times with the CoolGear enclosure without problems -- is
    that dangerous?

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