[1394] Re: Firewire Formatting Utilities

support at fwdepot support at fwdepot.com
Fri Dec 6 11:42:24 PST 2002

There was a problem with 10.1.1 - some driver modules were omitted from the

Use 10.2 or  10.1.2

>> Quoting DaleH <dhoff at margnat.com>:
>>>  I'd like to be able to format all of my Firewire drives with one
>>> utility. . .  I'd like some user
>>> feedback on whether other utilities might work on all Firewire/USB
>>>  devices.
>>>  DaleH
>> Well, I only have one FW external device.  A OWC Mercury Elite 60GB FW1/USB2
>> drive.  It came with Initech (sp?) Tools.  I just used the Disk Utility on my
>> Jaguar machine to initialize and partition it.
> Erik, (and other who suggested using Jaguar's Disk Utility) -
> I moved a Firewire drive over to a Jaguar machine (10.2.1) and
> launched Disk Utility.
> The FW drive was recognized by the utility and I was able to run First Aid.
> When I moved over to the "Erase" option, it appears that I could
> proceed to erase the drive but the "Install Mac OS 9 Drivers" option
> box was greyed out. An explanation followed:
> "If this option is not selected, this device cannot
> be used by a computer running Mac OS9.
> This option does not affect Classic."
> I take this to mean that if I use Jaguar's Disk Utility to format a
> Firewire drive I will not be able to move that drive back to a
> computer running OS9? If this is so, I can't use Apple's Disk Utility
> to format my Firewire drives.
> DaleH
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