I've purchased a 500 Gb external Lacie USB hard drive, which is compatible with PC as well as Mac. My I-Mac (OSX 10.4.2) does not recognize it - it doesn't come up at all in disk utilities. I tried mounting it on my PC, and it does show up there, by the way.
I e-mailed LaCie - no answer. Please help!!
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.
Re: Mounting an external hard drive onto my I Mac
Hi, I have just checked the LACIE website,
So Google LACIE, click the second result
[Lacie's own site] you will get a page up with a choice box, select Australia/go
click the desktop HDD. click the 500Gb usb,
this will give you a page with a support and a download link. click download, here you will find a manual and drivers.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
if you are a front usb port on your desktop , switch to rear one. or try it on different pc, if aproblem continue that means that the usb controller on your external HDD is malfunctioning , you should have it fixed or replaced with exact same one
-Check all connections (Ethernet, Power, USB, etc) -Install the appropriate driver for the device, usually included on a CD -Double Check compatibility with your system (system requirements usually on packaging of product) -If you haven't rebooted since you set it up, then reboot, this fixes a lot of things -Try the product on another computer -Try different cables/ports on the comptuer.
If nothing works, then send it in if it's under warranty or contact a professional service.
LaCie externe USB 2.0 500 Go 7200 tr / min de 500 Go Disque dur Je un ne sais pas exactement ce que vous faites référence en ce qui concerne la fonctionnalités de votre Lacie avec votre Mac, comme je l'aurais plus besoin de détails de vous. Mais, au moins à vous diriger dans la bonne direction.
vous avez besoin davantage d'aide, laissez-nous savoir si ces liens de
soutien ne permet pas de résoudre votre problème actuel avec LaCie. également fournir des précisions sur la question, afin que nous puissions mieux vous aider.
Hello! Had the same problem - go onto the Lacie official website. Select whatever type of drive that it is you have, and simply go onto the software update page. I literally downloaded the desktop manager (I own the Sam Hecht Little Disk) and it appeared! Good luck
500Gb Lacie D2 Quadra with the same problem of flashing led and not
mounting on the desktop (Mac G4 Mirror), traced to the power supply
(57w) going down on power, both 12v and 5v supplies are available but
the main power to run the drive drops to below an adequate output,
hence the clicking and whirring evident from the drive with
simultaneous flashing led.
Testing with another Lacie power supply (250Gb D2) this time a 34w unit
got the drive up and running, however, and this is the reason for this
post, this lower power PSU failed a week later whilst waiting for a
warranty replacement from Lacie (5 weeks and still waiting for the new
PSU from them. they have no stock)
Message for all Lacie D2 users, check the power supplies first, test
with another Lacie PSU, do not run the drive on a lower rating (34w)
PSU it will fry it and leave you with another failed power supply.
If you are in a tight spot use the temporary power supply to move your
data to another drive and get the correct 57w power supply before
running the drive again.
Don't do as I did assume any Lacie power supply will run any Lacie hard
drive, they won't, fortunately I had a second back up, but am 2 drives
down and no new PSU's available to buy anywhere.
Try and purchase another spare 57w power supply, something all D2 users
should do for long term security, as these do not seem to be very
reliable and getting warranty support from Lacie on these is currently
The lack of 57w power supplies from Lacie and its distributors across the world is surely a warning to be noted!!!!!!