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Lacie 1000gb external drive

I am working on a G5 in System 10.3 and My external drive wont boot when the mac is started up, it tries to mount clicks a few times then doesnt mount Any solutions

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Re: Lacie 1000gb external drive

I own a Lacie product that does the same thing. It uses firewire but it was clicking a few times and then would not display as a drive. I moved to another computer (with a different firewire card) and it worked. I decided that the firewire card was the issue at the time, but the card still read other devices like digital video camera. I know you are using the USB 2.0 cable. Can you try your drive on a different computer? That would narrow the possible solutions down.

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