Question about LaCie (301065U) 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
is the drive set on slave or master or cable select if this is the case then chane jumper setting toi master if booting with it on secondary ide but if on first ide then slave and if you have got files on these drives move them off then goto disk manager and delet partition then create new partion and sormat drive then set active in manager properties now reboot machine then open my computer to find the new drive hey presto working hdd
Posted on Aug 14, 2007
If you have access to a secondary PC or laptop, try connecting your drive to it using a different USB cable. Also try unplugging your drive from the power outlet for a few seconds and then connecting it again. Or you can try leaving it plugged in while restarting to see if it is recognized. Does your computer recognize other things you plug into it? If not, plug and play might be disabled.
Posted on Aug 23, 2007
you need to give it a drive letter
A more reliable way to do this is via the computer management console
Start / Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer management / Disk Management.
Your drive should show up in here.
if it says Healthy and just above that gives the file system eg. NTFS or FAT32 etc it should be fine but may just need a drive letter.
If it does dot say any of those then right click on it and use the format option. Select how you want to format it (NTFS for XP is preffered)
and then tell it to do a FULL format. and also give it a drive letter !
It may take a while but I find it more reliable overall.
If it didn't have a drive letter then right click and use the Change Drive Letter and Paths option, then add a drive letter and use the one it offers.
I like to re-boot just to be sure windows sees it properly
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
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if the harddisk is making clicking sound,, then there may be an failure of motor inside it,,, ,, nothing but giving your HD for replacement by manufacturer
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
the problem is that your lacie drive operates using the NTFS (New Technology File System) under USB which is the standard file system of Windows. Apple mac is not interopable with native NTFS therefore you need to install a read-write NTFS file-system driver on your mac if you wish to use it via the USB connection.
an excellent free mac NTFS driver can be found here-
download and install the software then restart your mac.
Posted on Jul 31, 2010
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