Question about LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive
Just bought a new quadra d2 500 Gb (already have three LaCie HD plugged into my G5) but the mac at first didn't want to recognize it : I tried daisy-chaining it through FW800 then direct FW400 but still doesn't mount on the desktop. I tried then to daisychain it through FW400 and now the computer tells me that the volume can't be read by my mac giving me three options :
I obviously pressed initialize, the disk utility open but don't let me do anything else then erase the disk.
After what I read on the user guide, LaCie HDs don't look so macfriendly to me!!!
So should I go further and erase or should I send it back as it's the first time I use it?
I notice that you had issues initially installing the drive. Is it
possible hat your actions as noted in the link corrupted the HFS+
formatting that was shipped on the drive?
Review this link
If as you noted THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME YOU USED THE DRIVE, you have no data on the drive to loose or recover.
Especially if you believe your actions may have corrupted the formatting of the drive, reformatting may be the appropriate response and could yield a working drive eliminating many return headaches. However if this does not seam reasonable contact with LaCie as to why the drive did not work directly out of the box may be appropriate. (I did confirm in the drive specs that the drive should have been formatted correctly for an apple computer -- windows users need to reformat the drive before they can use it )
I hope this helps
Posted on Dec 14, 2007
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