Recently, I’ve noticed my Studio Edition Mybook 2TB Drive’s started smelling like burning metal every time i used it. I didn’t think too much of it because i thought it was just getting hot over long usage times (Video Editing). This morning, i plugged in the 800 firewire and a small burst of fire came out of the other 800 firewire port. Definitely scared the tar out of me… Now my port is charred and I’m left wondering what’s going on.
I’m thinking it’s a power issue. I’m working off of an old G5 tower from 2006 (Tiger). Maybe there’s a wattage difference in the computer and the hard drive? I tried it on an older G4 tower and it did the same thing. My co-workers have no problem with them, and they’re working off of much newer computer’s.
Can anyone enlighten me? Anyone ever have the same kind of issue?