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Lacie 1tb Bigger Disk

I bought this used from a lady who told me that her ex had been using it with his Mac, but she couldn't make it work for her Dell.  I watched her try to make it work and wasn't surprised.  I don't think that poor lady could have done anything with that poor machine.  
So I figured, I can do this with my brand new iMac 2.4Ghz.  Wrong!
It actually did work for a while, backing up using Time Machine.  Then it started quitting, telling me that the disk I disconnected hadn't been properly shut down and I could have lost data.  
Now it doesn't even show up at all, either on the desktop, in system profiler or disk utility.
Can you help?

Phil

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  • PhilMOCA Dec 10, 2008

    Thanks ro tou two who left really good suggestions.  But there might be something funny with this system; I posted May 21 and got the first two replys today, December 10? 
      Anyway I, too decided, on a pretty strong hunch to order a new power supply from LaCie.  So it's working just fine.
    Thanks. 

  • bevanst Jan 14, 2009

    I was working so fine with my LaCie 1 t but right now dosn´t works, i have a lot of work on it, please i need help, how can i repair and recover my info.
    I have a PowerMac G5 dual 2

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Hey, i'm pretty late... i know.
however, a friend of mine had similar problems.
when researching for possible solutions to this, i came across various postings that said the PSU (power supply) might have become bad (or weak).
you might want to try to power up all - or some of the 4 - HDs via another (i.e. working "old" PC power supply). eventually this helps.
the 4 internal HDs are organized AFAIK as pairs in RAID0 - the pairs as JBOD. this makes it very difficult to restore data when 1 drive fails - as well as from another controller/machine.

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  • fritzili Dec 10, 2008

    (for sure: when powering up the HDs from another power supply they still have to be connected to the "original" controller - and the controller has to be working / switched on / led on)

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