Question about LaCie 1TB D2 Quadra eSATA/USB 2.0/FireWire 400 FireWire 800 External
I copy large photo files (900 gb) from another drive to the d2. I leave work to allow the drives to copy over night. In the morning the d2 has ejected itself and I get the scolding message about not ejecting the drive properly. I reboot and the drive shows up with all of the files. Note: At times the blue button cycles on and off about every 25 Seconds. I am using the Firewire 800 port. Mac Pro 2.8 GHz Quad- Core. 8nGB memory. Mac OSX 10.7.5 I have used the LaCie Setup Assistant and have reformatted the drive multiple times.
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Posted on Oct 19, 2012
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
Microsoft has had some issues in regard to external devices (especially after running some updates). There is a registry patch for this situation. Click below to install the patch. It should fix your external drive problem. All the best!
Posted on May 19, 2009
Simplest solution: back up the data on the drive and repartition it (which will wipe it). Otherwise it sounds like it could be a problem with the file tree or structure of the drive, the configuration files could be corrupt, some program could have stored temporary files in a hidden place that cannot be deleted without making the program delete them, etc. If you are on a mac, spotlight Disk Utility and use it to repartition. If you are on a PC use the search thing from the start menu and find a program called disk management (or something similar to that, you'll know it when you see it.) external drives are annoying. i kick mine into the wall periodically for good measure.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
the problem is that your lacie drive operates using the NTFS (New Technology File System) under USB which is the standard file system of Windows. Apple mac is not interopable with native NTFS therefore you need to install a read-write NTFS file-system driver on your mac if you wish to use it via the USB connection.
an excellent free mac NTFS driver can be found here-
download and install the software then restart your mac.
Posted on Jul 31, 2010
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