The drive was my old drive that was being replaced. I need to copy data from it, so yes it was formatted long ago. And as I noted it has been working fine at USB speeds to move stuff... it's just PAINfully slow since I can't use USB 2 with this computer... but I have been moving stuff in batches during overnight when I am asleep since I can't get the firewire to work.deltafowler said:Has the new drive been formatted?
Does it appear in disk manager?
It's like I said... the computer sees the firewire port just fine... just doesn't see the drive connected to it. Same drive/enclosure plugged into the USB port works... and if I had a newer computer with USB 2 I wouldn't even care because the speed would be the same or faster anyway.
At this point it's looking like I'll be done with the copying before I find an answer. I've searched all over the place online, found lots of people with similar problems with some external firewire drive... but no one with a fix.
Once I'm done copying, I won't care as much since I'll reformat the drive and probably use it as a temp-drive for my Dish receiver and at USB 2 speed that will be just fine.