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bad QUE! 8x4x32x Ext FireWire CD-RW
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May 26, 2001, 12:49 AM
 
I hope someone can help with this frustrating puzzle.
 
This drive has burned over a hundred flawless disks but in recent months it crashes everything badly upon attempting to verify a disk. After the crash, the computer restarts & recovers, but not the drive. It can't read or write and any attempt will cause another system crash. But if I unplug it for several days, it usually returns to normal.
 
Well, you say, just don't verify disks and you won't have problems! But I had to try after upgrading to Toast 5, and it happened again. Toast has a preferred memory allocation of 33MB. I'm also using a 9600/350 with an Orange Firewire card. Also, this setup worked fine until recent months (perhaps the upgrade to OS9).

I have a suspicion it has something to do with OS 9 and 9.1. Also the 2MB buffer in the drive. Something scrambles that buffer and it takes several days powered down for the RAM to be erased/reset.

Please help if you can. I can find no other convenient way to verify these disks.
iMac 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo 6GB, OS 10.6.8
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May 26, 2001, 01:11 AM
 
How much RAM is in your computer?

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May 30, 2001, 10:38 PM
 
Originally posted by Vader's Robotic Stump:
How much RAM is in your computer?


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(long names can also be elegant
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