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Lacie 1TB external hd won't mount!

Lacie 1TB Exteral won't mount, the light flashes but it will not appear on my desktop. Please help!
I'm using a Mac Pro and the drive is being used as a scratch disk for Final Cut Pro.

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  • robnambodia Mar 09, 2008

    Thanx for getting back to me so far. I have been using it without incident for a year, and I have checked and rechecked the wires. I also replaced the power cable and the firewire 800 cable, then tried it with firewire 400 instead. The light continues to flash. If I shut down and start up my computer 5 or 6 times it seems to mount, but not all the time. Any clues?

  • robnambodia Mar 09, 2008

    Nope, still running 10.4.11, and I have another identical lacie drive that has no problems at all. So far...

  • chani799 Sep 09, 2008

    I just bought a new LaCie Big Disk Extreme + and about two weeks ago I loaded hours of footage via Final Cut Pro onto the drive. My FCP Project is on it as well. I am using a Macbook Pro with the lastest OX.5.

    I just hooked it back up this morning and it just won't mount. Disk Utility does not see it, but when I check the System Profiler, it sees the drive mounted via firewire (the current cable connected).

    The power is on, but none of the cables (USB, Firewire 400 and 800) make a difference. Any troubleshooting advice out there?

    Thanks a million!
    CAB


  • skywise Sep 25, 2008

    My big disk extreme (1TB ) didn't show up last night- I've had it since the end of july, and it's worked like a charm for automatic backups, until last night around 10pm.


    this morning it was not mounted on my computer at all- no difference in plugging it directly into the computer vs into another drive.   I'm connected via FW 800..


    I have an imac, 24 inch 2.8ghz, 4GB ram, 1TB hd

  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    I pretty much leav it running because every other time I reboot, it won't mount :(

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Check wires connecting them together first, ok?

then, turn off the LaCie, connect to your MacPro, and then turn on the drive..

that should show as a mounted drive.

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  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 09, 2008

    which o/s you using on that MacPro? recent upgrade by chance?

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 09, 2008

    hmmm..have you considered swapping the drive, and the cables, to eliminate those connection devices as a potential issue? Just use the cables that work with one drive, to test the cranky one.

    thanks for using fixya

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