I just got a Vantec NexStar usb2/firewire drive enclosure, and I put the 120 gig drive out of the b&w into it. Everything works fine on my ibook but when I go to plug the drive into my b&w it freezes when I go to open one of the partitions. Sometimes it slowly opens the drive in finder. I have tried connecting with usb and firewire, I have a usb 2.0 card installed in the b&w. If I try to connect via usb I dont get anything at all.
The drive was partitioned on the b&w, internally. It works great on the iBook. I'm all out of ideas.
Your case uses the Prolific PL3507 Combo Device bridge and it does not get along with early Firewire versions- one reason we went to Oxford 911 on our drive cases.
The Prolific is fine on later Macs but can cause issues on earlier machines as you can see.
Vantec NexStar 2 external FireWire enclosure with Prolific PL-3507 chipset One reader report: "The problem started when I tried to use Disk Utility to 'restore' a disk image onto one of the partitions. It never got past unmounting the partition, though no error was reported. I was attempting to access files on other partitions at the same time, and the whole Firewire bus seemed to get stuck; Disk Utility froze, but because I was doing file copies the Finder froze too.