04-15-2009 07:47 AM
Hi, I'd like to buy a 500 gigs Freeagent Desk for Mac but I can't find out what chipset is used on it. Is it the Oxford 911 (1394 communication)? I need to know it 'couse I'm using a software witch has compatibility issues with other chipsets, but works fine with 911 or 924.
Thanks in advance, I don't know much about this
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04-18-2009 01:13 PM
04-19-2009 01:28 PM
Since Seagate markets this for the Mac there should be no issues.
Don't count on it. For example, Western Digital markets the My Book Studio for the Mac. I bought one, and guess what? It's not compatible with Power PC Macs (G4 etc.) for starting up or booting from. You can't use it to make a bootable backup. How stupid is that? So I'm planning to return it and get the Seagate FreeAgent Desk Mac. I've heard that it is bootable. But I don't know specifically what the chipset is. I'll let you know what I find out when I buy it...
One other thing, it's most likely a bad idea to place the Desk model flat, as that would interfere with the passive cooling system.
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03-05-2010 07:31 AM
Our KB has that information.