Panther Devours Data

By on October 31, 2003

You might want to hold off on that Panther upgrade:

“Mac users are roaring in rage because of a nasty installment glitch that erases data on external hard drives.

After upgrading to Mac OS X 10.3, better known as Panther, they are finding external FireWire drives are no longer recognized by the host machine. In many cases, all the data the drives stores are also gone.”

Read more here. Time to switch to Linux yet, Dave? =) Via Wired.

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Comments

  1. Ack! Please, no command lines!

    Actually, I’m happily geeking away on 10.3 with no dropped bytes (at least when I’m away from work.) The glitch being reported affects only those users with Firewire 800 drives using the Oxford 922 chip with an older firmware version. MacInTouch has lots of reports from users that have upgraded their drives’ firmware and all the data is safe & sound.

    Bad deal nonetheless.

  2. Ack! Please, no command lines!

    Actually, I’m happily geeking away on 10.3 with no dropped bytes. The glitch being reported affects only those users with Firewire 800 drives using the Oxford 922 chip with an older firmware version. MacInTouch has lots of reports from users that have upgraded their drives’ firmware and all the data is safe & sound.

    Bad deal nonetheless.

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