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Locating the lacie drive on the pc ( i am a mac user)

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First if you have used the hard drive with your mac youll have to reformate it to get it to work with your pc and to do that follow these steps
step one click on start and right click on computer and say manage
step two locate the disk manedment tap in the left side of the window
step three find your drive and format it by right clicking on it
tip dont format drives with this letter C:/

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Hello,
the easiest way to allow you to share data from the same partition between MAC and PC is to format your drive as MS-DOS (FAT 32) with Disk Utility, but you will be limited to files of 4GB or smaller.
Another way to do it is to format your drive as NTFS with Windows disk manager and to install an add on on your MAC that allows you to write to NTFS partitions (without add on, you will only be able to read NTFS partitions)
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I have a lacie had drive that i've been using on my mac. My mac died and I bought a PC instead. How can I retrieve the data I stored on my Lacie?


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My Mac suddenly cannot find my Lacie external storage device. I have turned off, unplugged, restarted... etc. and it is still not finding it. The Lacie seems to be on, at least the blue light is...


A continuous flashing light on a Lacie drive is a notification of a problem. I do wonder if the light is flashing the same if the drive is plugged in to the Mac or unplugged.

Lacie external drives tend to have power-supplies which become weak/bad. Most users replace the supply and it will work again for awhile until the supply dies again. Try bringing the drive to a retail dealer with Lacie drives -ask them if you can just test your drive with another power-supply (if you do not have another). You can also try calling Lacie, it's always slightly possible they will be aware of this problem.

Alternately, IF the light is only flashing when the drive is plugged-in to the computer, try using a different USB or Firewire cable.


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My lacie external drive cannot be located even though it is connected to my macbook. i can connect it to a PC with no problem but all tiff files are mac based so cannot open them in the PC. What should I...


Hook your drive back to your PC. Right click on it and check 'properties'. In the box that pops up if it says file system NFTS you are out of luck as that is a non mac compatable file system. If it says FAT32 it should be working on your Mac. If it says NFTS you'll need to transfer the files onto the PC reformat the drive using the LaCie software to FAT32 (the only file system that both Mac and PC can use) then transfer the files back to the external drive. Reformatting erases everything on the drive so don't forget to transfer the files first! I can place Tiff files into Adobe products on my PC so I'm not sure what you mean by Mac format tiff???

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500Gb Lacie D2 Quadra with the same problem of flashing led and not mounting on the desktop (Mac G4 Mirror), traced to the power supply (57w) going down on power, both 12v and 5v supplies are available but the main power to run the drive drops to below an adequate output, hence the clicking and whirring evident from the drive with simultaneous flashing led.

Testing with another Lacie power supply (250Gb D2) this time a 34w unit got the drive up and running, however, and this is the reason for this post, this lower power PSU failed a week later whilst waiting for a warranty replacement from Lacie (5 weeks and still waiting for the new PSU from them. they have no stock)

Message for all Lacie D2 users, check the power supplies first, test with another Lacie PSU, do not run the drive on a lower rating (34w) PSU it will fry it and leave you with another failed power supply.

If you are in a tight spot use the temporary power supply to move your data to another drive and get the correct 57w power supply before running the drive again.

Don't do as I did assume any Lacie power supply will run any Lacie hard drive, they won't, fortunately I had a second back up, but am 2 drives down and no new PSU's available to buy anywhere.

Try and purchase another spare 57w power supply, something all D2 users should do for long term security, as these do not seem to be very reliable and getting warranty support from Lacie on these is currently impossible.

The lack of 57w power supplies from Lacie and its distributors across the world is surely a warning to be noted!!!!!!

Buyers beware!

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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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If your drive was used in the Mac OS environment, it is quite possibly for the drive (depending on ownership) to be locked. Unlocking the drive, is achieved by clicking on the drive once, then going to the top of the FINDER menu and selecting FILE, and on the drop down menu select GET INFO. You can also arrive at this by pressing both the APPLE and letter I key after the drive has been clicked on once to select it. At the bottom of the info column, you will see OWNERSHIP & PERMISSIONS. By pressing the drop down triangle, you will see a second dropdown triangle at DETAILS. Selecting the DETAILS dropdown will allow you to see the padlock, from where selecting that (and knowing a password if there is one-to the drive or user account on the Macintosh being utilized) should unlock the drive and give you further security options. As far as utilizing an external harddrive on both platforms, networking ofcourse works if the drive is stationary. A few other options I could mention would be looking into a solution called MAC DRIVE, a retail software which allows a drive to be read from and written to both platforms, with no issues or having to reformat. Another, is if your computer supports PARALLELS, you can run dual OS and access the drive on both sides that way, depending on how the drive is formatted. Hope this works.

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