IDE hard drive problems on G3 B&W
Posted on 2001-08-10
I installed a 20GB UDMA Samsung HD on my rev1 B&W G3, replacing the 12GB IDE drive that came with the machine. I booted from my OS 9.1 CD, it recognised the drive, I initialised it, partitioning it 3 times, and installed 9.1 on the first partition. I then rebooted and finished the install, but since then a reboot does not find the drive.
Booting without CD gets a missing Start-Up disk error; booting from CD (OS 9.1 or X) and running Disk SetUp only sees the CD. Also, restarting takes an age between shutting down & powering back up. Is this an issue with the UDMA disk. I have read that Samsung drives are compatible with Macs, and indeed, I was able to install OS 9.1.
My firmware is up-to-date. I had no probs with the 12Gb Quantum Fireball. Any suggestions?