[G4] Firewire Fatique

John Wilson wilsonjohn at mac.com
Mon Jan 5 06:30:20 PST 2004

Hi Anne. Does the drive have an on/off switch? If so, unmount the drive 
after you're finished backing up by dragging the drive icon to the 
trash (which changes to the unmount icon as soon as you grab the drive 
icon), then turn off the drive via the on/off switch. If you unplug the 
drive while it's mounted you could possibly corrupt its data and should 
get an error message. John

On Jan 5, 2004, at 12:49 AM, Anne Keller-Smith wrote:

> Hi -
> I have a Maxtor hard drive and after using it for backup the manual
> says to unplug from the firewire port and then power down the drive.
> (One could keep it attached, but might not want to hear the motor
> all day long, etc.)
> So I'm connecting, and unconnecting, every few days after backup.
> Will I wear out the firewire port? Is there a hub one can get for
> a firewire port? What's up with this?
> Anne Keller Smith

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