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Lacie Big Disk Quadra 3TB won't work with xp-32bit

I initialised the disk under vista to create 1 2TB partition and the 1 TB partition. I then formatted the 2TB partition to NTFS MBR (because i want to use the drive with xp-32). Then when I took the drive to my xp machine, xp doesn't even see the 2TB partition. So the 3TB drive is effectively useless with my workstation (Dell Precision T7400)... unless someone else can suggest a solution???

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One way around is to install Mac Drive on your system. First you format your hdd in HFS+ on a mac platform, with any size you want.Then, after you installed Mac drive on your PC, it will work.

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LaCie Hard Disk Quadra Setup Assistant


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I hope to find a solution quickly.

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I had 4 LaCie 2TB Big Disk Quadra, Item 301343U. They are connected to a Nitro 8-PORT FIREWIRE 800/1394B PROFESSIONAL (N8PFW8HR) hub. The hub is connected to a LaCie Firewire 800 PCI card. I am running...


Let's not take this as a solution so much as an intuition. I believe you may have run up against a limit of physical disk space that XP can administrate.

DO me a favor and don't give my rating a thrashing if I'm wrong.

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4 big quadra 6 TB, win7.0 pro,i can see the unit, format it,etc. but always in raid 0, the unit doesn´t change when i tried to reconfigure it to raid 5, and i have followed the lacie instructions


The hard disk might originally came from a computer with raid 0 configuration that is why no matter what you do to reformat, it will always give you the same drive space as your Raid 0. The solution to your problem is actually deleting the partition first from another computer before formatting.

You will be needing a windows installation disk and you can plugin the big quadra thru the usb cable in another computer. Run the windows installation disk (this could be xp or vista) and when it prompted you to choose a task, just press enter to start windows installation (DO NOT press R to go to recovery console). Next, the system will search of every available partition and will show you the drive partition for your Big Quadra. Select for it and delete the partition from there. After it has been deleted, you can cancel that installation process from that computer and try re-formatting your drive into Raid 5 again as you have been doing before.

Should you have any question, please feel free to ask. Good luck!

Feb 24, 2010 | LaCie Computers & Internet

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I have the same issue


Win XP will not be able to recognize whole 3TB storage drive. You need to use some kind of 3rd party utility and then partition it and format as well.. AS a note win xp size is limited up to 80-100 GB.

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WIndowx XP can't see my LaCie Big Disk 3TB


did you checked disk management? is it formated to basic or dynamic?

Jul 10, 2009 | LaCie 3 TB Biggest Quadra External Quad...

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Disk manager only sees 25% of it


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Apr 27, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Deference Lacie d2 Quadra1TB/Lacie big disk ?


It's all about the interfaces.
The Quadra has four interfaces: • eSATA • FW 400 • FW 800 • USB 2.0
The triple has all but the eSATA interface listed above.
For doing video work you want a big drive with a fast interface. If you have eSATA available then that's the fastest. If you don't then you're just as well off to go with the triple interface. The FW 800 would be the next fastest, then the USB 2.0, then the FW 400.
Because of the way that data is transferred I believe that when doing video work you would be best served by the FW 400 instead of the USB 2.0 even though the USB is faster I don't believe it is a full duplex communication so the FW 400 is actually better for video.

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My Disk has been formated.Not recognized by Windows.How can,I reset the USB.

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