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Drive Shredded Hi, I used SafeIT's Digital Media Shredder for solid-state drives to shred my new LACIE 160GB external USB hard drive (by mistake). Now the drive is not recognised when I plug the USB cable to my Windows XP PC. Can you please advise me on how to fix this problem? thanks, Martin.

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Re: Drive Shredded

Right click the my computer click propertise click hardware click device manager look hard drive good luck

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Re: Drive Shredded

Open Administrative tools, Computer management applet; under storage, disk management. You will probably need to partition and reformat. If this drive is used only on XP machines, then format NTFS, otherwise FAT32.

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I can't see my mac lacie ext hd on windows pc! Any software available? Thanks in advance

you can always goto , there you can find
all available drivers for their products , ?mac both
windows and mac use the same types of HDD
either an Ultra ATA or a SATA and even the new solid state , I have never heard of just a mac HDD
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