This is driving me crazy and it just doesn't make sense.
I have 2 brand new identical usb / firewire external enclosures, (nextstar 3) with brand new identical hard drives, (seagate barracuda/ 300gb) . Here are my symptoms. I will address each enclosure as 1 and 2.
When booting both up #1 shows up in my computer, #2 doesn't. both are connected via firewire cables and firewire card in my PC.
When I shut down and reverse the start up order, #2 first and then #1 second. #1 doesn't show up.
Basically only one drive is showing up and the one that is showing is always the 1st one that is booted up. When I connect USB, they both show up.
Here is what I have trouble shot.
Different cables, swapped master and slave on the jumpers on the hard drive, removed firewire card and replaced it back in AND just tired new FW card.
All of this is not making any sense.
God, please help. I could run USB but really.....why would I want to do that ??