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Toast 11 Firewire Burner Not Always Being Recognized Or Will Be Dropped


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My Toast, as it concerns the OWC External Firewire DVD burner (

OWCMRF82SD24S)

is really driving me nuts. While the OSX 10.8 recognizes the drive, mounts the DVD on the desktop, Toast will not recognize the device as an option to burn a DVD more times NOT than WILL. Reboots, resetting PRAM, SMC...nothing really helps. There are times it will recognize the DVD with the SAME devices attached in the SAME chain order and then it will not appear in TOAST, but will it the Apple system. I have rearranged the FW device within the chain, I have tried the burner by itself and the hit and miss continues. Often, after recognizing the drive and doing a DVD burn, it will not recognize the device for the next burn. I also tested the same device using the USB interface and same issue.

 

I am wondering if anyone else is having issues with FW burners and if you have found any resolution.

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I am experiencing the same baffling experience, see my post:

http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/84315-several-errors-with-fw-drive/

 

I think the only likely explanation is that Apple is ceasing software (drivers) support for some fw400 (800?) peripherals. My external fw400 - USB2 Burner used to work perfectly with the old MacMini G4 and Mac OS 10.5.8 :angry:

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My Toast, as it concerns the OWC External Firewire DVD burner (

OWCMRF82SD24S)

is really driving me nuts. While the OSX 10.8 recognizes the drive, mounts the DVD on the desktop, Toast will not recognize the device as an option to burn a DVD more times NOT than WILL. Reboots, resetting PRAM, SMC...nothing really helps. There are times it will recognize the DVD with the SAME devices attached in the SAME chain order and then it will not appear in TOAST, but will it the Apple system. I have rearranged the FW device within the chain, I have tried the burner by itself and the hit and miss continues. Often, after recognizing the drive and doing a DVD burn, it will not recognize the device for the next burn. I also tested the same device using the USB interface and same issue.

 

I am wondering if anyone else is having issues with FW burners and if you have found any resolution.

 

I have a couple of fairly old FW burners. Never had a problem.

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OK, I jumped onto the breathtaking :D USB 2 train with my external LaCie DVD drive, since chances of having a minimally reliable FW400 connection were scarce (see above). The result is I can burn DVDs - slooowly, very slooowly - but during the subsequent data check an error pops up inevitably: Sector xx is unreadable, check failed etc.

Luckily, the DVD is OK when played.

Has anybody noticed anything of the kind?

 

Ah, the news is I upgraded to Mavericks. Though it happened the same, before (10.8).

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OK, I jumped onto the breathtaking :D USB 2 train with my external LaCie DVD drive, since chances of having a minimally reliable FW400 connection were scarce (see above). The result is I can burn DVDs - slooowly, very slooowly - but during the subsequent data check an error pops up inevitably: Sector xx is unreadable, check failed etc.

Luckily, the DVD is OK when played.

Has anybody noticed anything of the kind?

 

Ah, the news is I upgraded to Mavericks. Though it happened the same, before (10.8).

If you aren't using Verbatim discs try those instead. Incidentally, my LaCie Firewire burner just died. Until now I had no problem with it. Toast 11.1 burns slow on everything.

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