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Firewire card 'sees' audio interface but not drives

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Hello myHackers,

 

I have a newly built Hackintosh based on the "NoFilmSchool Hack Pro":

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishl ... reveal=all

 

that is working pretty well with two exceptions:

 

(1) I have a Syba Low Profile PCI-Express 1394b/1394a (2B1A) Firewire Card that recognizes and works fine with an M-Audio ProFire 2626 audio interface (using either 800 port or the 400 port) but does not recognize any drive that I connect to any of the firewire ports (they don't even show up in Disk Utility).

 

(2) The machine doesn't shut down. When I shutdown, it momentarily turns off and then reboots in about 5 seconds.

 

Below is an overview of the machine. Any clues on how I can get drives to mount connected via this Firewire card?

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

 

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: iMac

Model Identifier: iMac12,1

Processor Name: Intel Core i7

Processor Speed: 3.49 GHz

Number of Processors: 1

Total Number of Cores: 4

L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB

L3 Cache: 8 MB

Memory: 32 GB

Boot ROM Version: IM121.0047.B00

SMC Version (system): 1.30f3

 

FireWire Bus:

Maximum Speed: Up to 800 Mb/sec

ProFire 2626:

Manufacturer: M-Audio

Model: 0x10

GUID: 0xD6C0404000002

Maximum Speed: Up to 400 Mb/sec

Connection Speed: Up to 400 Mb/sec

Sub-units:

ProFire 2626 Unit:

Unit Software Version: 0x100C1

Unit Spec ID: 0xD6C

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More news on the FW800 front:

It seems that FW800 does not work at all but the 400 port does work (connected drives mount). We noticed that there are no FW800 (1394b) headers on the motherboard, a Gigabyte Intel Z77 Dual Thunderbolt (GA-Z77X-UP5-TH). The PCI-Express 1394b/1394a card is connected to a PCIe slot. We're going to make sure that the card is not bad by trying it in another PC, so more news to come...

 

No progress on the Shut Down problem yet.

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I have the z77x-UP5H (non thunderbolt model of the same board as you) and mine does the exact same thing (reboots after shutdown). I haven't ever bothered to actually look into it because I never shut it down (i just put it to sleep when not using it).

 

If I have some time I might look into it further, and certainly do let me know if you find out anything.

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