Question about Hard Drives

1 Answer

One out of Two Partitions won't mount on My Lacie F.A. Porsche External Hard Drive

OK....so this is different...I have a 300GB Lacie External Hard Drive (Whatever model is "Designed by F.A. Porsche") I use it on a MAC OS editing video with Final Cut Pro 4.4. I bought it about 3 months ago, formatted it as Mac OS (I think it might be Extended, I can't remember), and re-partitioned it into 2 partitions: Lacie 2 & Lacie 3. Everything worked fine, the drive was quick, editing was smooth. Yesterday, Lacie 3 disappeared. When I looked in disk utilities, it showed Lacie 2, and underneath it, Lacie 3 was listed, but it was grayed out. When I clicked on it for info, it says "Not Mounted" I thought it odd, since one of the partitions was mounted and the other not. I had never seen that problem before. So I clicked repair, and got this error:



We have alot of important video files on this partition. Is there ANY chance of getting it up and running again, or of salvaging the files? If you need more info, let me know!

More comp specs:

Mac, Power PC 1.6GHZ 1GB RAM
OS=Mac OSX 10.3.2

Thanks in advance!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My windows XP OS won't recognize my SimpleTech SimpleDrive Pininfarina 300GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive


I found that often, external hard drives just don't have any active partitions and thus don't show up in Windows. Go into the control panel, administrative tools, computer management and then the disk manager and see if it has a partition. If it's just unallocated space, right click and make one.

Jan 16, 2012 | SimpleTech Simpledrive Hard Drives

1 Answer

Lacie extern. hard drive is recognized, but I can't access files


Try connecting the Lacie to another computer, if it doesn't work then the hard disk may need to be formatted using Disk Manager. I suggest you format as a primary partition in FAT32.
If it doesn't work then it is possible that the hard drive in the Lacie has failed.
To test the hard drive, remove it and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If it deosn't detect it as an external drive and you connot open folders and files then it is faulty.
You can install a new hard drive in the Lacie and then format in FAT32
There are companies that can recover data from faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.

Sep 12, 2009 | LaCie F.A. Porsche (301177) Hard Drive

1 Answer

I have a lacie design by F.A. Porsche 250Gig Hard drive - It has failed and is making a buzzing sound follwed by a beep - is this repairable?


Sounds like the hard drive in the Lacie has fauled.
To test the hard drive, remove it and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If it deosn't detect it as an external drive and you connot open folders and files then it is faulty.
You can install a new hard drive in the Lacie and then format in FAT32.

Sep 10, 2009 | LaCie Design by F. A. Porsche 160 GB Hard...

1 Answer

When plugged in, icon doesn't appear on the desktop.


We have a few of these Lacie Design by F.A. Porsche 500GB drives in our office. Our editor's drive stop working this morning (was fine the day before) and had all her files backed up from the last three years on it and was making a very soft clicking sound. After taking the whole thing apart and trying drive in another F.A. Porsche caddy with no success, we tried a different power supply hey presto it started up no problems. My drive that suddenly stop working earlier in the year we tried a power supply from a external Lacie DVD Writer and again drive is working. Just to make sure tried the original power supply and would not mount. So if your hard drive stops working it maybe the power supply rather the the hard drive.

Jun 25, 2009 | LaCie Design by F. A. Porsche 160 GB Hard...

1 Answer

FW Lacie Porsche FW ext. HD 250GB light on case blinks and


conect your harddisk to computer whch has windows xp.
Then go to start emnu then type in run 'cmd"

then you can see command propmt.
Then go to your external drive letter like f:
then type 'chkdsk /r"
then pres "y'
then it fix error on hardisk.
Aslo you can format it .
Just take backup of data which you need then right clik on drive licon and format it.then it works fine.

Jun 23, 2009 | LaCie 250GB Ext/Firewire 7200 250 GB Hard...

1 Answer

Not showing up


recheck to insure partitions rexcognized and reinstall unit driver.

Jun 22, 2008 | LaCie Design by F. A. Porsche 80 GB Hard...

1 Answer

File transfer size limitation for LACIE HD


hi

can i suggest that you use winrar to divide the file size of your file that you want to transfer to your lacie. this might work.

download winrar @ majorgeeks.com

but if you LACIE still says that it does not have any disk space left...i would suggest that you reformat the HD instead. but make that a last resort...

hope this helps

Jan 21, 2008 | LaCie Design by F. A. Porsche 160 GB Hard...

1 Answer

Shut down lacie


should be a power switch on the back of it. Most external hard drives have to be shut down manually.

Jan 17, 2008 | LaCie Design by F. A. Porsche 160 GB Hard...

2 Answers

LACIE Porsche 160GB


What system is the laptop? File differences is the ext-hard drive FAT32 or DOS? Therefore XP [NTFS] is not 'seeing' its content. On the XP machine go to start/Control Panel/Admin tools/computer management/storage/removable storage/and check the file type

Sep 27, 2007 | LaCie Design by F. A. Porsche 160 GB Hard...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Hard Drives Logo

Related Topics:

382 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hard Drives Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

laikexpert
laikexpert

Level 3 Expert

281 Answers

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Are you a Hard Drive Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...