Question about LaCie Computers & Internet
Hello,I have a LaCie 200GB external hard drive and a MacBook Pro. When I start up my LaCie I'm prompted with the notice that my computer could not repair the hard drive and the hd is being offered with limited functionality, basically read-only. It recommends that I back-up the info elsewhere and reformat. Recently my laptop was ungraded to the latest MacOS and I wondered if this might have something to do with the issue? I've had my LaCie for a few years and it's been flawless until last month. Any light you might shed would be very welcome.
>> my computer could not repair the hard drive
It seems that the disk-drive is "dying", and the "table of contents" on the hard-drive has become corrupted, and automated attempts to "repair" the corruption have failed.
>> the hd is being offered with limited functionality, basically read-only.
Yes. Take this as a "hint" that the disk-drive is about to "die".
>> It recommends that I back-up the info elsewhere
Good advice. Take the advice.
>> and reformat.
This may help -- it will identify any "bad" spots on the hard-drive, and will either permanently avoid using those bad spots, or it will allocate a "spare" track on the drive to be used as a substitute for the "bad" area.
However, even after doing this, I would not "trust" the device to be a "reliable" backup for my important files. Like a well-used chalk-board in a classroom, the disk is getting "worn-out".
If it's still under warranty, exercise the warranty.
If the warranty has expired, replace it.
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