I have a Lacie Hard Drive and used it on a PC to backup my hard drive. I recently just purchased a new Imac and it will not let me save to the drive and it says the drive is read only. How can I save to my drive? Thanks Scott
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Likely the drive came formatted for a PC; also likely that the existing data is PC based.. Reformatting the drive for your Mac (a good thing to do) WILL erase the existing data, but you may not need it...
If you want to save it anyhow, just drag-and drop whatever's on the Lacie (before formatting) to your desktop (maybe in a new folder if you'd like).
Then format the LaCie for the Mac (with journaling is best) and once done, you can drag the stuff you put on the desktop back onto the hard drive.
Probably due to sleep mode. The computer will power off things such as USB ports. You can disable "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" under Power Management tab in Device Manager on each "USB Root Hub". Not sure if there is an equivalent on Mac
It could be that your new mac has a newer operating system on it, so I think you should be using the new itego backup assistant from iomega see http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10323 this tells you what it does and you can also download it from here as well
yes U can recover it... plz download the registered version from the torrent site of software know as DATA DOCTOR RECOVERY .. this software will help you getting back you Data if you did not formated the Hard drive.. thank u for asking Question..
I had a similar problem with two LaCie external hard drives.
LaCie doesn't manufacture hard drives, they only purchase drives from other companies, like Seagate, and mount those drives in LaCie external enclosures.
If the drive is nearing the point of total failure, then your Mac is letting you know that point is very close. You had better find a new backup device to use. The Mac will let you access the drive for a while longer, but if you do not act, there will come a point when the Mac will not be able to read the data on the drive and any backups you have there will be lost.
When you get a new external hard drive to use for backup, you may not need to do anything with the current drive that is failing, as long as you do not anticipate that you will need anything from the backups that it contains. You can set up the new device as your primary backup. I would then advise that you perform a total backup on the new device ASAP, so that you are not left without at least one good backup.
Simplest solution: back up the data on the drive and repartition it (which will wipe it). Otherwise it sounds like it could be a problem with the file tree or structure of the drive, the configuration files could be corrupt, some program could have stored temporary files in a hidden place that cannot be deleted without making the program delete them, etc. If you are on a mac, spotlight Disk Utility and use it to repartition. If you are on a PC use the search thing from the start menu and find a program called disk management (or something similar to that, you'll know it when you see it.) external drives are annoying. i kick mine into the wall periodically for good measure.
I solved the problem. It was a power supply problem. It seems after searching boards on the net, this is a common problem with the lacie hard drives. Just replace the power if your hard drive is clicking and not mounting. I think many people must be throwing the drives away thinking they are lost when it is just the power supply. Try this first before trashing it or spending a lot of money on data recovery programs/
Be carefull when moving data from Macs to Windows etc.
Your best bet would be to start again.
It should work if you get your friend to put the data on the drive & copy it directly to your Mac. From there, you can safely copy data to the PC, but may have trouble accessing that same data after the PC has had it.