On Saturday, I went to the store to finally buy a new external drive. For 150 I got a 500GB Sungoo NASD. While being there, I also picked up the new cat in town – Mac OS 10.5 named Leopard.
Back home I installed the drive first. I connected it to my Mac and Win machines. All worked well and I was pretty satisfied.
Then I installed Leopard. About 1h later I had the equivalent of the “Blue Screen of Death”. Reboot – BSOD – Reboot … Search the Internet … I found out that some applications don’t seem to run under Leopard but I haven’t had installed any of them. Reboot – quickly before the BSOD I managed to start the install again. This time I didn’t upgrade but choose “Archive and Install” (note the little options button on the “Select the drive” screen).
1h later and I had a stable system again. Only my NASD disappeared – so I tried to reinstall the drivers – ok – set up the drive – it stalls. After searching the net again, I learned that the NASD software is from Ximeta and their drivers don’t work with Leopard. On their support website you learn that a new driver is planned for Q1/2008.
I’m a bit frustrated as I wanted to use the drive for the new Time Machine feature. I hope Ximeta will bring out the new driver sooner due to public demand.