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Error -61 I use a 250 GB LaCie disk drive, connected with a Fire Wire. The other day it was accidentally disconnected before I was able to eject the CD, now whenever I connect it, I get a message saying that my computer was unable to repair the disk. I can't change anything about the disk, and every time I try to delete something, I get error code -61. I ran Disk Utility and I get this message "Filesystem verify or repair failed". What should i do next?

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  • ryel Dec 10, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. Is there anyway to salvage the Lacie? Or should I cut my loses and purchase a new external drive?

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First off, anything LACIE is bottom of the barrel. Don't take it personal, but if i have a nickel for every Lacie D2 drive I've had to recover...oh wait, sometime i got more than what people paid for them to recover what was on them........think about it for a second. Error -61 is a bad master directory block. The drive has a directory, like any book or "volume". It's where the drive stores the information based on the location of content on the drive. Which means your drive will fail soon because it will not be able to retrieve what you are putting on it, because it is internally failing.

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