In my never ending quest of getting the Firewire issues sorted, I have noticed something else: I plugged the chassis into the USB port on the right hand side of my MBP ... mounts and everything is fine.
When I plug it into any of the other two USB ports, the little light just starts flashing, and it doesn't seem to mount properly. System profiler sees the chassis, but not the drive inside so to speak.
Is this a fixed mounting thing, or is it something more sinister?
Oh, and welcome to the big leagues bwana