I've noticed a lot of my freezing issues have been stemming from my external FW drive. I have a generic kit w/a Maxtor 120gb drive installed, which also used to be in my PC. I had formatted it to Macs system upon getting my G5 and it's worked fine. I store my music & movies on which I access frequently (music). The freezing occurs when I go to access the drive in Finder. I'll either double-click it or navigate to it from somewhere else. No warnings or errors pop up & restarting Finder never works. I do a hard-reset and when the desktop comes back up the FW drive isn't there. I'll have to shut it off & turn it back on. I've run checks on it and it seems to be operating fine. Any ideas as to the cause?