Question about LaCie 500GB USB 2.0 7200 RPM 8MB 500 GB Hard Drive
Hello... i am using this hard drive for editing video and audio (final cut pro, GarageBand) with Macbook ...
Recently after a certain editing time on final cut, it started to freeze + sounds of buzzing, like electricity or something. I had to force quite it all, all the time... it was happening at a specific point in the editing time line. After few times of trying to change the project in final cut, it got to a point where the macbook was having hard time reading the drive itself, immediately after connecting it to the computer it started that buzzing sound, and it only read the volume but not what's in it.
I've tried verifying disk and repairing disk... but nada.
Then i've tried the drive with an old Ibook G4, and the ibook read the hard drive, no problem... and no buzzing noise.
So at this point i guess that my macbook is having a certain problem with the content of the hard drive, something in the communication between them, in the usb maybe, in the preferences...
I don't know :-)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This model appears to have a high failure rate in consumer reviews, so it may have physical damage on the disk. Only a re-format of the drive will isolate bad sectors that won't hold data. Try re-mounting your drive after a fresh re-boot of your computer. If the drive came with the manufacture's software to allow it to communicate with your computer, then try removing this software from your system and re-installing it again. This will repair a corrupt driver or I/O program. Try using the drive with a new or different firewire cable. Other users have reported this drive working again after replacing the cable. If you use Mac OS 10.2, you might not be able to initialize or partition the hard drive. This may require you to partition and format the drive on a different computer. From your brief description, it sounds as though you may need to re-format the drive before it will work again.
Posted on Aug 02, 2007
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