I have an external 200 MB Protoge (quantum mechnaism)
hard drive hooked to my Mac LC as well as the internal
40 MB hard drive. I usually boot from the external drive
although I keep a slimmed down copy of the System folder on
the internal drive just in case.
This combination has worked well for over two years; however,
last Friday, the external drive refused to mount. Repeated tries
had no effect. Working from the internal drive, I tried SCSI Probe
3.5, which would recognize the drive but not mount it. Finally, I
was able to get the drive to force mount by using some software
supplied by the manufacturer. After this I was able to mount the
external drive as the boot device by restarting my Mac; however,
it will still not automount on power-up. Disk First Aid 7.2 reports
no problems with the external drive.
I'm now looking for other options. I've considered getting Norton Utilities
or Mac Tools. I'll also had someone suggest I get a program which
puts a new SCIS driver on the disk without reformatting the whole drive.
Barry Moss | Phone: (604) 241-6148
Motorola: Wireless Data Group, | Fax: (604) 241-6042
11411 Number Five Road | Member: Royal Philatelic Society of Canada
Richmond, BC, Canada V7A 4Z3 | Disclaimer: My opinions, not Motorola's.