updated 04:10 pm EST, Wed November 5, 2003
Apple has updated its flash utilities on their home page: "While all of the problem reports have focused on the Oxford 922 chip, some users are experiencing some problems with other chips sets as well and the Initio 2430 utility can be used on the new Initio 2430 1394b chip."
FireWire Depot contines: "If you are using a 'generic' Oxford or Initio chip, the flash utilities posted will work. If you are using an Oxford 922 or Initio 2430 chip that has been modified in firmware by the vendor you purchased the
enclosure/drive from, you will need to get the modified version from the
vendor. Do NOT use the posted utilities as you may damage the bridgeboard
When using either flash utility, you should first disconnect all FireWire
devices and then connect only one FireWire device to your computer before
using the flash utility. There are also basic Oxford flash utility instructions posted on the website."