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Snow Leo + drobo (FW 800) = hangs on blue screen at login.
My Mac Pro will blue screen on startup only when my drobo is plugged in via FW800. Running all latest Drobo software and firmware. This may occur with other external HDD’s plugged in - I have not tested this.
Although there is a blue screen the account does login and I believe I can screen share from a different mac.
If drobo is rudely unplugged the blue screen disappears and the Desktop appears (with the warning to safely unmount volumes )
Connecting drobo after successful startup is fine. But if the Mac Pro goes to sleep with the drobo connected it will kernel panic on wakeup. I addressed this by changing my energy saver settings
It should go without saying I did not have any of these issues in 10.5.7
ARE THERE ANY OTHER PEOPLE WITH SIMILAR ISSUES?
ARE THERE ANY FIXES?