Question about LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

1 Answer

Installed on MAC, then Plugged it to PC, now MAC won't recognize Drive

I installed my Lacie D2 Quadra on my MACBOOK PRO 17" and have been using it for months. Everything has worked great. I downloaded a large file and wanted to transfer it to my PC. I thought I could just use it like a jump drive and plug it into my PC and download the file. The PC opened a Wizard and I went through it. When it asked me if I wanted to Format it, I said no! Then I assigned it a Drive letter. I then realized, it wouldn't work with my PC. I plugged it back into the MAC and it doesn't see it now. I tried repairing it and re-initializing it, but it still won't see it. What do I need to do, to get my MAC to recognize it again and salvage all my files on it??

Posted by on

  • c33raven Jan 13, 2008

    I, too, tried to use the LaCie d2 Quadra as a sort of 'jump drive' between my friend's Mac and my PC. Nada, zip, bupkis... The "Safely Remove Hardware" window sees it there but that's all. Can't access it to transfer files and I certainly don't want to mess it up so it won't work on my friend's MAC.

    Advice?
    Thanks!

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Look into Disk Warrior...its a hundred bucks, but it is a miracle worker of sorts and might fix everything for you.
the frustrating thing about DW besides its $100, is it takes less than a minute to fix problems I would fret over for weeks

Posted on Mar 01, 2008

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion does not recognise My Lacie D2 Quadra V2 (301442a) after upgrade from Snow leopard


Here's a good start.

Plug your Lacie drive into someone else Mac or PC using MacDrive Pro and see if it shows up.

Dec 02, 2017 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Lacie d2 Quadra Ejects Itself


I've had issues with the lacie mini power supply before. I can cause some wierd issues. Unfortunately, it isn't the cheapest thing to replace but that's probably the best place to look first.

Oct 16, 2012 | LaCie 1TB D2 Quadra eSATA/USB 2.0/FireWire...

1 Answer

My mac laptop suddenly won't recognize it


you may need to swap the usb port it's plugged in

Jun 11, 2012 | LaCie Hard Disk 1TB Desktop with Hi-Speed...

1 Answer

Will not mount on a Mac Book Pro 17"


try to connect lacie to windows base computer if it work, there a problem, with your mac book check if device manager recognize lacie drive if not check for the fire wire port.

Apr 10, 2010 | LaCie 1TB D2 HD Quadra FireWire 400 Hard...

1 Answer

Doesn't work


am not so sure if this is a similar issue with iomega2_bing.gif external drive in which the drive wont show up on My Computer but when the external drive was plugged into an ubuntu machine the drive was being detected and working just fine.

Please try to do the same. plug your external drive to an ubuntu machine and lets see if it can be detected. If it is then the hard disk has a similar issue with iomega drives. check this link for the solution.

Apr 05, 2010 | LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

2 Answers

I need to be able to use this hard drive on my pc


DataViz makes a product called MacDrive7 that can be installed on a Windows PC that will enable it to use pretty much any kind of device that has been formatted for a Mac. The other option would be to format the drive for a PC since a Mac can utilize PC formatted disks, but you will lose options like forks, etc that are Mac-specific.

Jun 01, 2009 | LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

1 Answer

LaCie d2 Quadra drive... not showing up on PC after working on a MAC


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.

Jan 13, 2008 | LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

1 Answer

Help please -LaCie D2 Quadra


Take a look at this link and see if it helps -

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/allcam/pc2mac.html

Jan 07, 2008 | LaCie D2 Extreme 300 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

Lacie Drive making awful noise!


Lacie D2 drives in my experience are infamous for not having the most durable bridge boards. The bridge board is a chip that has a chipset on it which take the SATA or PATA connection and send it to the USB and or Firewire ports on the enclosure. If the drive is powered up, you should get a blue light on the front. When connected to either mac or pc ( porsches are MS_DOS formatted out the box ), if it does not mount or does not appear in DISK UTILTY, then it is a high probability that the enclosure/bridge board has failed and the drive ( if not making grinding, buzzing, clicking or beeping sounds) will have to be extracted and placed into a more stable enclosure. If the drive is grinding like you say, most likely the disk is physically damaged. If this is something you experience often, maybe you should consider power conditioners. if the drive is being moved around alot, you should be gentle with it in transit. Drive enclosures, look rugged and have flashy lights and metal enclosures, but should be treated like babies. Drives are feircely sensitive. They should be padded, kept away from magnets, and treated like laptops. Hope this helps.

Sep 25, 2007 | LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

Not finding what you are looking for?
LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive Logo

163 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top LaCie Computers & Internet Experts

pankaj rautela
pankaj rautela

Level 3 Expert

1252 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

82285 Answers

Are you a LaCie Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...