Storage peripheral maker
announced Monday that all of its FireWire 800-equipped drives are shipping with updated firmware to correct a previously identified problem with Mac OS X v10.3 “Panther.”
What’s more, EZQuest has made available a firmware updater for its customers who already have FireWire 800 drives that may have the old firmware installed. The download is
available for download
from EZQuest’s Web site, along with instructions for its use.
previously reported, Apple identified a problem with Panther and FireWire 800 hard drives that use the Oxford 922 bridge chipset. The problem is specific to Oxford’s firmware version 1.02, and can cause a loss of data. Updating the firmware to the version available for download from EZQuest’s Web site should correct the issue.
If you’re using a FireWire 800 drive from another manufacturer, you should check with them for updates or support related to this particular issue.