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After sporadic reports of data loss and corruption with FireWire 800 devices operating with the new Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther" operating system, Apple Computer made an official press release to indicate this problem has been traced to Oxford Semiconductor's 922 Firmware used by nearly all FireWire 800 devices, including the OWC Mercury Elite 800 series.

While Oxford Semiconductor and Apple Computer disagree over what has led to this issue (there is absolutely no issue under any circumstance with OS 10.2.8 and earlier), Apple has confirmed that the issue is limited to firmware v1.02 and prior.

No OWC Mercury Elite FireWire 800 product has a more...


Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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Downloads 4,291
Version Downloads 3,147
Type Drivers / Storage
License Free
Date 01 Nov 2003
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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