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Hey guys!

Got a used Fireport earlier this year from ebay and sadly didn't get a chance to try it out until now...and it won't work. It fires up, has power, powers the drive, but the software always says that it can't see any drives connected.

I've tried this on Mac as well as PC...does anyone know if there's any tricks I'm missing here to get this to work? Used both the HDtools app as well as the native app that Alesis released.

Any help much appreciated!!
Thanks,
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On 15/08/2019 9:35 AM, Mike Rivers wrote:
On 8/14/2019 4:56 PM, wrote:
I've tried several cables, 3 macs and 2 PC's...is there something else
I'm missing with these units on making them work?


I answered based on my experience with Firewire in general. Since you
already know about and have tried different versions of the Alesis
software (the format and file system that the HD24 uses is quite
different from a Mac or PC), I don't know what else might be missing -
other than a working Fireport.

With the same symptom with different cables and different computers,
it's not likely a cable or port problem. But just for verification, do
you have some other Firewire device you can connect to the computer and
be sure that it works?

I don't know what kind of trickery there is in the Fireport hardware,
but just on a lark, can you put a Windows or Mac drive with some files
on it in an Alesis carrier, plug that into the fireport, and see if your
operating system can recognize it? It's kind of a long shot, but if it
lets you see the "normal" files and not the Alesis files, that might
suggest something, though I'm not sure what.



Is the HD24 connected, and does it have a HDD plugged in ? Something I
saw on the interweb somewhere suggested that there must be a HDD there
before anything will show up at all.

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On Wednesday, 14 August 2019 22:15:56 UTC-4, david gourley wrote:
said...news:575fcbd2-eb1e-4f0f-8afb-869ba2b09db8
@googlegroups.com:

Hey guys!

Got a used Fireport earlier this year from ebay and sadly didn't get a

chance to try it out until now...and it won't work. It fires up, has
power, powers the drive, but the software always says that it can't see any
drives connected.

I've tried this on Mac as well as PC...does anyone know if there's any

tricks I'm missing here to get this to work? Used both the HDtools app as
well as the native app that Alesis released.

Any help much appreciated!!
Thanks,
Sig


Do you run an older OS? Alesis has a bulletin about updating the OS as
Fireports aren't recognized by an older one.

https://www.alesis.com/kb/article/1566

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Ahhh David!! You may be onto something here...this particular one (we have 2) is running V1.15 - that article states that the drives made with the latest versions only work with the Fireport...however, the link for the OS download is dead. Does anyone have the last OS that was made for the HD24 on hand?

Thanks!!
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said...news:190a4082-db5d-4243-b152-f0fc003f8e37
@googlegroups.com:

On Wednesday, 14 August 2019 22:15:56 UTC-4, david gourley wrote:
said...news:575fcbd2-eb1e-4f0f-8afb-869ba2b09db8
@googlegroups.com:

Hey guys!

Got a used Fireport earlier this year from ebay and sadly didn't get a


chance to try it out until now...and it won't work. It fires up, has
power, powers the drive, but the software always says that it can't see

a
ny
drives connected.

I've tried this on Mac as well as PC...does anyone know if there's any


tricks I'm missing here to get this to work? Used both the HDtools app

a
s
well as the native app that Alesis released.

Any help much appreciated!!
Thanks,
Sig


Do you run an older OS? Alesis has a bulletin about updating the OS as


Fireports aren't recognized by an older one.

https://www.alesis.com/kb/article/1566

david

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Ahhh David!! You may be onto something here...this particular one (we

have 2) is running V1.15 - that article states that the drives made with
the latest versions only work with the Fireport...however, the link for the
OS download is dead. Does anyone have the last OS that was made for the
HD24 on hand?

Thanks!!
Sig


Found it here, but beware that the line is wrapping so you need to copy all
of it to paste in the browser.

https://7132afa424c2f1a2ab6d-
54d68a14e2e7c1f76563a2d8c3e9fd82.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.c om/1581/downloads/hd24
_os_v121.zip

It works.


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Success on OS update! Thanks for that.

However, drive is still not reading using the FirePort...

Can someone send me known working versions of both FstConnect and HDtools? I have various versions that will work for PPC or Intel, but I can't get any of the FstConnect versions to install at all...

Thank you!
Sig

On Thursday, 15 August 2019 11:42:38 UTC-4, david gourley wrote:
said...news:190a4082-db5d-4243-b152-f0fc003f8e37
@googlegroups.com:

On Wednesday, 14 August 2019 22:15:56 UTC-4, david gourley wrote:
said...news:575fcbd2-eb1e-4f0f-8afb-869ba2b09db8
@googlegroups.com:

Hey guys!

Got a used Fireport earlier this year from ebay and sadly didn't get a


chance to try it out until now...and it won't work. It fires up, has
power, powers the drive, but the software always says that it can't see

a
ny
drives connected.

I've tried this on Mac as well as PC...does anyone know if there's any


tricks I'm missing here to get this to work? Used both the HDtools app

a
s
well as the native app that Alesis released.

Any help much appreciated!!
Thanks,
Sig


Do you run an older OS? Alesis has a bulletin about updating the OS as


Fireports aren't recognized by an older one.

https://www.alesis.com/kb/article/1566

david

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Ahhh David!! You may be onto something here...this particular one (we

have 2) is running V1.15 - that article states that the drives made with
the latest versions only work with the Fireport...however, the link for the
OS download is dead. Does anyone have the last OS that was made for the
HD24 on hand?

Thanks!!
Sig


Found it here, but beware that the line is wrapping so you need to copy all
of it to paste in the browser.

https://7132afa424c2f1a2ab6d-
54d68a14e2e7c1f76563a2d8c3e9fd82.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.c om/1581/downloads/hd24
_os_v121.zip

It works.


david


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I don't know why, but that version of FstConnect crashes when installing on the last version of Tiger, and even though it says it works on Leopard, it says "can't install on this OS"...I've tried it on 4 different types of Mac systems now using various versions of Leopard installed...?

On Thursday, 15 August 2019 14:34:31 UTC-4, david gourley wrote:
said...news:5912450d-3ce0-4afb-b357-
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Success on OS update! Thanks for that.

However, drive is still not reading using the FirePort...

Can someone send me known working versions of both FstConnect and

HDtools? I have various versions that will work for PPC or Intel, but I
can't get any of the FstConnect versions to install at all...

Thank you!
Sig

-snippage-

Sorry, I should have put the whole page link up, my bad.

https://www.alesis.com/products/view/hd24#

Just go to the "downloads" menu selection, all the drivers are there too.

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On 8/15/2019 2:39 PM, Chuck wrote:
When I was a maintenance engineer for a tv studio, manufacturers
claimed that you could plug in firewire cables when the equipment was
powered up. That led to many blown firewire ports until I convinced
users that claim was bs. You could very well have a blown port.


It's not the data part of the Firewire port that blows up when
hot-plugging, it's the power part. Disk drives are usually not a
problem, but some devices have a high enough current surge when
connected to a powered Firewire port that a the powering circuitry
complains. I don't remember what the spec is, but it seems you can draw
a couple of amps (nominal) through a Firewire port, and something could
draw considerably more current than that when starting "cold."


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