Question about LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

Open Question

My Lacie d2 Quadra V2 is not recognized by windows, only frequently when i restart windows. I'm using the e-sata connection to my PC. Could there be a driver problem?

Posted by on

Ad

4 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 77 Answers

SOURCE: LaCie d2 Quadra drive... not showing up on PC after working on a MAC

You need to make sure the drive is formatted for the PC. The Mac will read and write to a FAT32 partition, but the PC cannot see a Mac formatted drive as you have seen.

The only problem is that there is a 32Gb limit per partition for FAT32 drives.

It's not ideal but it's the best you can do easily.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

Ad
  • 242 Answers

SOURCE: How to format the LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra for Windows XP??

This way it should work...
Connect your drive to the computer...
Go to: Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer management.
A new window will appear...
Select Storage > Disk management on the left of the window.
Now you will see the different drives that are connected or part of your system.
One of the drives listed there is your LaCie, i think you'll recognize it by name...
Right-click on it, and select 'format'
In the new window, select the new volume label (as you like it), the file system (use NTFS), and set allocation unit size to default.
Make sure 'Perform a quick format' is not checked...

Then click OK. Your drive will be formatted now... Don't interrupt the process

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: deference Lacie d2 Quadra1TB/Lacie big disk ?

It's all about the interfaces.
The Quadra has four interfaces: • eSATA • FW 400 • FW 800 • USB 2.0
The triple has all but the eSATA interface listed above.
For doing video work you want a big drive with a fast interface. If you have eSATA available then that's the fastest. If you don't then you're just as well off to go with the triple interface. The FW 800 would be the next fastest, then the USB 2.0, then the FW 400.
Because of the way that data is transferred I believe that when doing video work you would be best served by the FW 400 instead of the USB 2.0 even though the USB is faster I don't believe it is a full duplex communication so the FW 400 is actually better for video.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion does not recognise My Lacie D2 Quadra V2 (301442a) after upgrade from Snow leopard


Here's a good start.

Plug your Lacie drive into someone else Mac or PC using MacDrive Pro and see if it shows up.

Dec 02, 2017 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My Lacie Hard Drive only shows 9.99 mb capacity. and its a 2TB LaCie d2 Quadra v2.1 7200RPM U. It was just repaired by Lacie. Where's all the storage?


Please explain what you mean? When you plug in the drive it recognizes the drive but the size is showing to be extremely small?

Please let me know so I can help further.

Thanks!
EJ

Aug 05, 2011 | LaCie 2TB d2 Quadra Hard Disk v21

1 Answer

When i connect my Lacie to my Pc i see the icon but when i want to click on it there is nothing in it even if 500 giga is used i can not find any of my files that were stored on it. When i want to...


Remove the hard drive from the lacie box and plug it in directly to your computer to see if the drive is now recognized. If it is the issue is with the lacie box electronics. If still not recognized with a direct connection to computer, see if the bios sees it. If not, the logic board on hard drive is fubar and you have a serious recovery problem.

Sep 22, 2017 | LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

2 Answers

My lacie d2 quadra 500 gb hard drive does not mount in my computer when turned on


I can offer some simple advice based on windows PC's for these types of hard drives and that is contained here

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4247716-usb_device

It assumes USB type connection but I have also had firewire and e-sata issues with the cables supplied so tend to buy the ones that have the lock on them as these tend to be a little better

Bob

Oct 14, 2010 | LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

1 Answer

Will not mount on a Mac Book Pro 17"


try to connect lacie to windows base computer if it work, there a problem, with your mac book check if device manager recognize lacie drive if not check for the fire wire port.

Apr 10, 2010 | LaCie 1TB D2 HD Quadra FireWire 400 Hard...

1 Answer

LaCie d2 200GB on my Pc (windows xp) via USB 2.0 doesn't show


the situation here is ahppening to all external sata or Esata drives what happens is the external closure has a usb controller when this dies the drive doesn ot spin up or does not reconise simple solution buy a external drive encloser and transfer the drive to it and that will work. thanks and please rate.

Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at https://www.6ya.com/expert/edwy_1a56970cf1ea4620

Nov 24, 2009 | LaCie d2 (300769) 200 GB Hard Drive

2 Answers

I need to be able to use this hard drive on my pc


DataViz makes a product called MacDrive7 that can be installed on a Windows PC that will enable it to use pretty much any kind of device that has been formatted for a Mac. The other option would be to format the drive for a PC since a Mac can utilize PC formatted disks, but you will lose options like forks, etc that are Mac-specific.

Jun 01, 2009 | LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

1 Answer

LaCie 2d 500GB isnt recognized


Has the drive been formatted? Before using a hdd it has to be formatted. In Windows XP you have choices of FAT 32 or NTFS format. Hope this helps.

Dec 17, 2008 | LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

2 Answers

How to format the LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra for Windows XP??


This way it should work...
Connect your drive to the computer...
Go to: Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer management.
A new window will appear...
Select Storage > Disk management on the left of the window.
Now you will see the different drives that are connected or part of your system.
One of the drives listed there is your LaCie, i think you'll recognize it by name...
Right-click on it, and select 'format'
In the new window, select the new volume label (as you like it), the file system (use NTFS), and set allocation unit size to default.
Make sure 'Perform a quick format' is not checked...

Then click OK. Your drive will be formatted now... Don't interrupt the process

Mar 31, 2008 | LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

1 Answer

LaCie d2 Quadra drive... not showing up on PC after working on a MAC


You need to make sure the drive is formatted for the PC. The Mac will read and write to a FAT32 partition, but the PC cannot see a Mac formatted drive as you have seen.

The only problem is that there is a 32Gb limit per partition for FAT32 drives.

It's not ideal but it's the best you can do easily.

Jan 13, 2008 | LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

Not finding what you are looking for?
LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

680 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top LaCie Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

pankaj rautela
pankaj rautela

Level 3 Expert

1252 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Are you a LaCie Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...