updated 08:05 pm EST, Tue November 4, 2003
, has offered more details: "FireWire drives under some Mac OS platforms occurs with OXUF922-based products with software revision 1.03 or less. It does not affect any other Oxford products such as the OXFW911 FireWire and OXFW912 Firewire800 bridge solutions."
"We recommend that end users upgrade to the latest version 1.05 software (released in September), available from the manufacturer of your external drive. We can also confirm that the problem is most likely to occur on shut down, sleep or restart of the Mac with the FireWire800 drive connected. o avoid this issue on existing drives (those not upgraded to 1.05), users should ensure that they power up their Macs before plugging in their FireWire drive, then before closing down, going to sleep, or restarting, they should move the Firewire drive to the trash-can, and then disconnect it."