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How do I install it on a MAC OS10.2.8 and unlock it?

I have followed the directions in the "User Guide" but never reach the point where I am asked to restart my computer.

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Re: How do I install it on a MAC OS10.2.8 and unlock it?

Go to manufactures website and download update drivers for it then try again if same problems accure please savew all files out and re-install mac and install this first on a fresh system you may have conflicts in files. good luck

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Where can I get user guide for unidentified hard drive?

PDF]My Passport User Manual - Western Digital
WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES INCUSER MANUAL. ABOUT YOUR WD DRIVE - 1. About Your WD Drive. Welcome to your My Passport® portable hard drive, an elegant, high-capacity storage.

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Hidden files

I think you have to connect the drive to a Windows PC and follow the procedure that I have posted earlier to see/recover/delete/transfer the hidden files and folders. Its the easiest way I suppose as you have external drive and it can be easily connected to any PC. As for MAC, there may be a way out, but unfortunately I can not guide you at the moment coz Im not a MAC user. However, I'll try my best to find a way out. Meanwhile, you may grab a Windows PC n give it a try.

Jul 26, 2013 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

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How connect ext mass storage Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Net to LAN through router by TCP/IP

Here is the link to the pdf for your Go flex.

This is an excerpt from the file concerning NOT using the pogoplug...

Accessing GoFlex Net Without Using the Pogoplug Service (Windows)
You can access the drives connected to GoFlex Net without using the Pogoplug Web
interface. Follow these steps to set up local network access.
1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Network or right-click My Network Places >
An Explorer window opens showing all computers on your network.
2. Locate and then double-click the computer name associated with GoFlex Net.
NOTE: Your GoFlex Net name starts with the letters "FADS" followed by the last six
alphanumeric characters of its MAC address. This 12 digit address, preceded by "MAC:",
is printed on the label on the bottom of GoFlex Net.
You can now access each drive connected to GoFlex Net. Access is regulated by the file
sharing permissions you set using the Pogoplug service.

Hope this helps...

Nov 01, 2012 | Seagate FreeAgent® GoFlex? Black 1TB...

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I just bought my LaCie 301888KUA 1TB Starck Desktop USB2.0. I was following set up directions in the manual until I realized that my Mac OS X (version 10.5.8) is not recognizing the hard drive . It's not...

the problem is that your lacie drive operates using the NTFS (New Technology File System) under USB which is the standard file system of Windows. Apple mac is not interopable with native NTFS therefore you need to install a read-write NTFS file-system driver on your mac if you wish to use it via the USB connection.

an excellent free mac NTFS driver can be found here-

download and install the software then restart your mac.


Jul 31, 2010 | LaCie 301888KUA 1TB Starck Desktop 1 TB...

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I need to format my pc model hts543216l9a300

Hello Spawn, hi, pop in your Operating System CD rom, (like windows cd rom installer), boot first on the CD drive, usually pressing F11, for PC, then read and follow instructions on the screen.
If you are a PC user, and want to install windows, follow instructions above until the screen reaches where you will select a drive to have your windows installed, after selecting, then the installer automatically formats your drive. Hope this answers your question.

Jun 07, 2010 | Hitachi Travelstar 5K320 HTS543232L9A300...

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How do I set Simpletech Duo Pro to be RAID 1 in Mac OS X? I followed the manual and the size did not change from !.8Tb to 900 Mb. It said to erase the drive by setting it to "free space", resetting the...

The SimpleTech user guide ( does not correctly describe the reset sequence to switch the RAID level.
The correct reset steps, I learned after talking to technical support, are:
Power down
Depress (and hold) reset button
Power up
Wait 10 seconds
Release reset button

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Don't get it

I notice that you had issues initially installing the drive. Is it possible hat your actions as noted in the link corrupted the HFS+ formatting that was shipped on the drive?

Review this link

If as you noted THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME YOU USED THE DRIVE, you have no data on the drive to loose or recover.

Especially if you believe your actions may have corrupted the formatting of the drive, reformatting may be the appropriate response and could yield a working drive eliminating many return headaches. However if this does not seam reasonable contact with LaCie as to why the drive did not work directly out of the box may be appropriate. (I did confirm in the drive specs that the drive should have been formatted correctly for an apple computer -- windows users need to reformat the drive before they can use it )

I hope this helps

Dec 14, 2007 | LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

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How do I install it on a MAC OS 10.2.8 and unlock it?

Do you mean that you are trying to install 10.2.8 ONTO the external drive? If so, you don't have to restart anything., as the operating system is not being accessed, so it doesn't have to optomize. Try starting up from the new install by holding down the OPTION key when restarting your computer, then choose the drive you wish to start up from. Click the drive you want, then hit the forward arrow.

Jul 10, 2007 | SmartDisk Crossfire Desktop (xf160f) 160...

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Switching to a Mac

Your hard drive is probably formatted with the NTFS file system which is read only on MAC. The following article should guide you through making your drive writable on the MAC system. Regards, Armando

Apr 07, 2007 | Fantom Titanium Hard Drive

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