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OS X Mavericks upgrade destroys data, reports Western Digital

Wetern Digital sent an email to its registered customers over the weekend, warning them not to use their external hard drives on machines that run OS X Mavericks. But the problem seems to go beyond WDD MyBook Studio II external drives; at the very least, the FirmTek eSATA ExpressCard doesn't work properly with Mavericks, and Promise Technology's Pegasus R4-based arrays fall over with Mavericks. Until Apple issues a workaround or patch, it would be very wise to avoid using any external hard drive, or any eSATA- or Thunderbolt-based peripherals, on Mavericks systems.Word of the problem started circulating early last month, with a post on the

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04 Nov
Jason Harris @harrisja
After upgrading to Mavericks, my iPhoto library disappeared. Time Machine has no record of anything in Pictures. http://t.co/XFnzXNG1zZ
04 Nov
Mike Cane @mikecane
*ALERT* -> OS X Mavericks upgrade destroys data, reports Western Digital | Storage - InfoWorld http://t.co/J1LzQrDBxN