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The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer

I have a LaCie Big Disk Quadra, 3TB, running on a Mac.

This drive was working well last night. Now when I attempt to mount it I get the error message:

The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer.

I have tried it on three computers with the same result.

If I open Disk Utility all options are grayed out.

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The Disk inserted dose not work

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