Hoping you can help withn this one: Lacie bigger disk extreme 1TB partitioned into 2 drives on older OSX Panther. Now on new version 10.4.8. only one of the partition is accessible. Second partition is visible in Disk Utillity but dimmed. When runnning repair mode it says the following:
Verifying volume ?ATHOS?
Checking HFS Plus volume.
Checking Extents Overflow file.
Checking Catalog file.
Invalid key length_
The volume ATHOS needs to be repaired.
Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit
1 HFS volume checked
Volume needs repair
Mount Point : Not mounted Capacity : 465.6 GB (499,984,637,952 Bytes)
Format : Mac OS Extended Available : -
Owners Enabled : - Used : -
Number of Folders : - Number of Files : -
So looks like it wont mount. Tried different Firewire cables, even different computers with differing OS-still no joy...
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Re: Help with big extreme disk partition access.
Don't know what operating system your using but in Windows 7 and up it's easy to partition any drive even while windows is running.
Go to --> Control Panel\Administrative Tools\Computer Management\Disk Management and right click - set the size.
You can change it any time as long as whats in it isn't bigger than the size you want to make it. I have a 1 TB in this computer and that's how I did it after discovering that my old drive tools didn't work on this.
For any info on this procedure (or darn near anything you can think off) you can always go to youtube for step by step instructions.
Just watch a few first because some people are better teachers than others.
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Try Start > Run (aka Search in Win 7) type dskmgmt.msc. Look for your drive there. Right clicking will give you the options of initializing, creating disc partitions, assigning logical drives, and formatting.
the first step will be to verify your power supply. When it is plugged to the wall power outlet, it should be silent (no hissing or high pitch noise) and the green light should be on on the power supply.. If it is not the case, replacing it might solve your problems.
Second step is to verify if it is an interface problem. Try using a different port on the drive.
If no success, start Disk Utility and look to the left if you have any mention of a drive of 1TB. If you do, the partition of your drive might be corrupted. You can try running First Aid from Disk utility if its available, else you will need to try a partition repair software or a Data recovery program.
There are a few available that you can get a free copy to see if the data is available before you buy.
Maybe. If the current disk-drive has an IDE interface, then your 500GB disk-drive already is the largest IDE disk-drive ever produced. Or, if the current disk-drive has a SATA interface, then the sky (or the thickness of your wallet) is the limit.
Hi, blinking light may indicate activity to or from hard disk and computer, maybe the disk partition was damaged or lost due to incorrect ejection or a virus, you could use a free partition recovery software to try to fix it, for example EaseUs.
If you boot the computer from a windows CD/DVD in he first stages of installation it will look for all partitions on your hard disks. When it finds your lacie highlight the partition and use the option to delete partition. Repeat this for any other partitions you wish to remove. Now you can use the format option and install windows as normal. Cheers from Scott please dont forget to vote