Question about LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive
Took delivery today on Quadra 500. Shipping carton was too large and box was loose all the way from California. Connected via firewire 800 and it never mounted. Was told this drive was formatted for Mac but it appears that it's not. Called MacMall, and they said to try the firewire 400. Same problem. I have an older LaCie 200MB drive that's worked fine for 4 years. After the failure of the 500, the 200 wouldn't mount either (fw 400). Wouldn't mount on my G4 laptop either. Neither could be seen by disk utility. However, the 200MB drive did mount using USB2. I have a return authorization from MacMall. Should I scrap LaCie and go with Western Digital. Also, How can I get my 200 to work with firewire again. Firewire connection works with digital video, so it's not the Mac.
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
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