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I need to be able to use this hard drive on my pc

I have a lacie d2 Quadra formatted for my Mac. I'd like to be able to use it on my pc, how can I configure it to do so?

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DataViz makes a product called MacDrive7 that can be installed on a Windows PC that will enable it to use pretty much any kind of device that has been formatted for a Mac. The other option would be to format the drive for a PC since a Mac can utilize PC formatted disks, but you will lose options like forks, etc that are Mac-specific.

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If a Hdd is in mac format you can use ......macdrive by mediafour on the windows computer.
Search it from google.
It adds the ability to see mac formatted hard drives in windows.
You can also get software to go the other way also.

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SOURCE: LaCie d2 Quadra drive... not showing up on PC after working on a MAC

You need to make sure the drive is formatted for the PC. The Mac will read and write to a FAT32 partition, but the PC cannot see a Mac formatted drive as you have seen.

The only problem is that there is a 32Gb limit per partition for FAT32 drives.

It's not ideal but it's the best you can do easily.

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SOURCE: How to format the LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra for Windows XP??

This way it should work...
Connect your drive to the computer...
Go to: Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer management.
A new window will appear...
Select Storage > Disk management on the left of the window.
Now you will see the different drives that are connected or part of your system.
One of the drives listed there is your LaCie, i think you'll recognize it by name...
Right-click on it, and select 'format'
In the new window, select the new volume label (as you like it), the file system (use NTFS), and set allocation unit size to default.
Make sure 'Perform a quick format' is not checked...

Then click OK. Your drive will be formatted now... Don't interrupt the process

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Then click OK. Your drive will be formatted now... Don't interrupt the process

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