Question about LaCie d2 Extreme FW800 (300878) 200 GB Hard Drive
If my Lacie drive is connected to my airport extreme base station all is fine, visible in the finder and on the desktop and it gurgles away happily, if however I try to connect it with Firewire 800/ firewire 400 or USB directly to my mac book pro (os x 10.5.7) it just doesn't show. Like the other guy it starts up, and gurgles just like it should but I just can't see it and neither can the disk utility. I have had it for a while now, long before I got the airport extreme base station, it always worked, I have a feeling that it has something to do with the fact that the aebs has to set some sort of password (either on a user basis, with the password from the aebs or a hard drive only password). Please help, I do need to use it via Firewire 800.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Windows XP and most pcs running it does not natively support firewire,as it was developed by Apple computers. Most Firewire ports on PCs are 4 pin. Your PCI card ( and I take it, its a desktop youre referring to ) should have a 6 pin connection. Firewire connections also have a 7 watt supply via the bus. You may need to open the computer and see if the molex jack on the card is being powered by your computers power supply. Two firewire drives, especially the power hungry Lacie quadras, may be to much consumption for the card. Hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 02, 2007
Scrap LAcie!! Sounds like in this case, it may have been jostled around during shipping. None the less, Lacie drives are nothing more than bricks waiting to fail. Go Western Digital, but if oyu can, zip straight for Seagates!!!! Professional grade!! ALways check the cables, the ones that come with them are bottom bin cables, made by little singapore children with no fingers..... Invest in a good cables...a drive is only as good as the weakest datalink.
Cash on the warranty!!!
Keep me posted.
Posted on Dec 16, 2007
Hello! You know how to take off the HDD from its casing? okay, No. 1 error is due to loose of connections. All you have to do is to dismantle it. And be sure to memorized where its original position. You need to set the jumper settings of your HDD to master. next, be sure all the connections are intact and well connected, then assemble it again. next, be sure you are using Power Mac g4 CPU 1.2Ghz with at least 1GB of memory or Higher than G4 units, cause 300GB couldn't be detected lower than that, then plug it in. if it still didn't work out, try to ask help from service center near you to assist you.
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
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.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
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