Question about LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini, 500 GB Hard Disk Drive with Gigabit Ethernet & USB 2.0 Interface, 7200 rpm... IDE Hard Drive

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Information used- capacity used and available

Hello, according to 'info' on my LaCie drive the capacity is 465.76GB, and available is 80.08GB. I deleted from the drive a video project...this should have brought my available space amount down? but it hasnt and it still says the drive has only 80.08GB even though i removed a whole project.
Why is this? and do you know how i can amend it please. I need to put new video clips on it and its full almost.
Also, when it says Start Up disk is full on my mac, what does this mean and how can i empty it?
Thank you.
sam at uk

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Re: deleting the files, did you drag the files into the trash bin and then empty it? The files don't actually leave your drive until you 'Empty Trash' on your mac's doc. Hope this helps, not sure about your startup disc problem. 

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Included "Start Lacie" file not

Format the drive with win XP or use a third-party HDD software like partition magic.

keep in mind that the choice of a correct file system is very important, "NTFS support volumes up to 16EB" while FAT12 is limited to 32 MB.

Keep me posted!

May 28, 2011 | LaCie Hard Disk 1TB Desktop with Hi-Speed...

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Hi, I can't find LaCie program on my XP where can I find it?

the LaCie Rugged drive does not require any specific software to operate under windows XP, but maybe you are talking about the bundled software that came with it.
Those are initially on the drive itself at the time of purchase. If you formatted the drive, then they are gone and you will need to download them from LaCie website. Some of them are not available for download there so you will need to contact LaCie customer support to get those.
The link for the LaCie US download page for hard drives is:

Jan 30, 2011 | LaCie Rugged All-Terrain (301017) Hard...

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I cant see my external lacie hard drive on my mac with the Lacie Network Assistant. The hard drive is visible with the finder though. With the dashboard and with the finder I am able to move or copy files...

for the product that you selected for your question, it is impossible for the LaCie Network Assistant to see it because it is a Local drive (USB).
The LaCie Network Assistant only detects the Network LaCie drives.

Jan 25, 2011 | LaCie Hard Disk 1TB Desktop with Hi-Speed...

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My Lacie hard drive doesn't show up as a drive on my mac. How do I connect it?

Hello Chris,
if your drive has a firewire connection, we will use it.
Once the drive is connected and your computer is on, you should feel the drive is starting to spin. Some vibrations are perceptible to the touch.
Usually, the drive icon would come up on the desktop or you will be prompted to initialize the new drive. If none of that happens, we will go manually into disk utility. Is the drive listed to the right? (go by capacity to try to figure out which one it is. If you have many drives of the same capacity and they are external, unplug them while troubleshooting your LaCie drive)
If the drive is not listed, try a different port on your computer, and if still nothing happens, try a different port on your drive if available.
If you have the USB only version, try plugging both USB at the same time. One provides power and data transfer, the other offers additional power.
If there is nothing showing in disk utility still, you will need to consider getting a replacement.
If you need any data that you manage to put on the drive at some point and your drive is out of warranty, you can take out the internal hard drive (which is a laptop sized drive) and connect it to a computer to see if you can access it that way. If it does not work, you will have to contact a data recovery company.

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My Lacie isn't letting me move files onto it. I need to move movie files over from my mac to the Lacie, but it's not working. I had added .wav files a few months ago, and those are accessible, but now that...

did you use your drive with a PC too?
What you describe is commonly linked to a drive formatted as NTFS (a windows partition format) which is read only on a plain MAC system. There are add ons you can install on your MAC to make NTFS writable. I can direct you to one if you need.
Another possibility is that your drive is formatted as MS-Dos (FAT32) which is read and write enabled for both PC and MAC, but it has the negative aspect of limiting file size to 4GB. So in your case, maybe your movie files are larger then 4GB and your drive is formatted Fat 32.
To verify the format of the drive, go to DIsk utility, select the LaCie drive and read the information that shows at the bottom of the Disk Utility window.

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If I try and format my LaCie drive through my computer its capacity shows as 9.99 MB why is that if I do format it (NTFS) will it have the correct capacity of 250G

You may have two or more partitions on this hard drive. If you delete all the partitions and then format the hard drive then you will have the full unformatted 250 Gb capacity.

Sep 24, 2010 | LaCie (300770) 250 GB Hard Drive

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Drive Full After Backing-Up Just Under 4gb of Files

Are you trying to create one giant zip file or something similar? It sounds as if your Lacie 250gb hard drive has been formatted with a FAT32 filesystem and you are running into the maximum file size limit of 4gb minus 1 byte. Try just copying your files without using any compression utility or try reformatting your Lacie 250gb hard drive with the NTFS filesystem instead.

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Hard drive space

Well I'm gonna need more information i.e. What operating system are using with the device etc. And also check disk management(i assume u are using either windows 2000 or XP) to see how much total disk space is available on the device. Disk Management(Right Click on My Computer then click Manage. On the left pane expand Storage then got to(click on) disk management. When there u'll see all the disk connected to your system at the time on the right pane. Look for your disk then scroll down and you'll see how much is available and how much is used!

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