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Drive deemed "not readable" by Mac OS X PowerBook G4

I was converting media files just the other day from two OWC Mercury Elite Pro drives onto my Lacie, but today I tried to mount the drives and the window says they're "not readable by this computer". I cannot reformat because I cannot lose what's on the OWC drives. Is there a way to render them readable again without having to do so?

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