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Programs quit when importing to or exporting from ext. hard drive

I can drag and drop anything I like into my 1TB LaCie Hard drive and it works fine but no matter what program I'm in, via drop down menus, if I try and import something from or try and export something to it, it will totally quit that program. It will even quit mail if I try to save an attachment from an email to this hard drive.  This applies also to iTunes, Garage Band etc etc. Has only just started happening in the last couple of weeks and this problem doesn't happen when I try and save to any of my internal drives or my other 500GB La Cie External Drive. 
Mac Dual 450 Mhz Power PC G4  Tiger 10.4.10

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Re: Programs quit when importing to or exporting from...

LaCie's drives are more for data storage and backup, than as a 'logical' drive accessible through applications. You may wish to consider that, during your use of the item.

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