Hi I bought a 300 gig lacie HD2 triple etreme interface hard drive and I've never noticed but when I checked my capacity the other day it said I only have 23.4 gigs total on the hard drive and it freaked me out cuz I dont know if I set it like that or I if there really is only that much someone please help me!
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Re: hard drive space
Well I'm gonna need more information i.e. What operating system are using with the device etc.
And also check disk management(i assume u are using either windows 2000 or XP) to see how much total disk space is available on the device. Disk Management(Right Click on My Computer then click Manage. On the left pane expand Storage then got to(click on) disk management. When there u'll see all the disk connected to your system at the time on the right pane. Look for your disk then scroll down and you'll see how much is available and how much is used!
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in article < The LaCie 1TB Big Disk Extreme Hard Drive with Triple Interface available on the Apple Store looks interesting. The reviews of it and some of the other capacities in the range indicate it is quiet. Anyone used one from that range? Stream it how? I've just tried to watch a a DVD in DVD Player from a VIDEO_TS folder stored on the Mac Pro and shared over the wireless Airport Extreme network. It was very poor. Video and Audio stopping every few frames
It's all about the interfaces.
The Quadra has four interfaces:
• 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.
The internal Drive is a standard 3.5 inch IDE 7200RPM unit. you can indeed upgrade this to a 1TB drive as long as it's IDE wether 2.5 or 3.5. Luckily when Lacie was originally offering these drives you could get these in 1TB, so that won't be an issue.
Not sure if this is the exact same issue, but I couldn't get the drive to mount with different connections, etc. The problem turned out to be the power adapter. If you've got the same kind of adapter on another drive, switch it out and see if your drive shows up. Good luck.