Apple Addresses Panther Firewire Issues
Apple posted a response to concerns about file corruption on External Firewire Drives.
- Apple has identified an issue with external FireWire hard drives using the Oxford 922 bridge chip-set with firmware version 1.02 that can result in the loss of data stored on the disk drive. Apple is working with Oxford Semiconductor and affected drive manufacturers to resolve this issue which resides in the Oxford 922 chip-set.
In the interim, Apple recommends that you do not use these drives. To stop using the drive, you should unmount or eject the disk drive before doing anything else. Please check this web page for further updates.
Both Firewire 800 and 400 drives are reported to have been affected by user reports.