Question about LaCie Design by F. A. Porsche 80 GB Hard Drive

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My Lacie Design by F.A. Porsche, which connects to my Mac G4 desktop with OS 10.4.11, is divided into 3 partitions. They each have a name and they always used to appear upon boot up on my desk top; no longer appear; also, they do not show up in system profiler. This happened before and after unplugging shutting down then plugging back in and rebooting, they always showed up; no longer. I keep back up photos and music in that external drive.
Now I cannot find anything.

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  • steveteak Jul 10, 2008

    Hi Lacie Porsche 500gb. only used to back up a couple of times.. almost brand new is now not recognising on my G5 quad non intel. Error message is drive not readable.. also when plugged in it gets really really hot even tho not doing anything... I'm sure this is not right and maybe a hardware internal elctronic problem and not just a disk reading problem, unless it is trying soo hard to read disk and spinning it too fast/much. Tried other identical drives on the same power supply work fine...


    Actually I have 8 of these drives and all have worked fine .... this one is the newest and least used one! 


    If any one has any ideas.. please tell I really need my backups off here.


    Also I have tried disk utililty on mac and data rescue app and they see nothing.


    Cheers
    Steve

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Recheck to insure partitions rexcognized and reinstall unit driver.

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