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Insert the USB hard drive into the PC's USB port. Go to Control Panel - Administratve Tools - Compurt Management - click on Disk Management - scroll down and click on the external haqrd drive, delete the HPFS partition (this is the MAC file system), create a new partition NTFS - format this partition. If you want to use this external dirve to exchange data between the PC and the MAC the format this hard drive in FAT32. The MAC can read and write files in FAT32.
You can not use the drive on both systems. It has to be formatted for one or the other. To transfer your files, I would either backup your files to CD's/DVD's or try to network your Mac and PC, then just dump your files to a share folder of some sort.
The click comes from the reading head of the hdd, the beep comes from the pc when encounters an error. If the power source of the hdd hasn't been specifically designed to support both voltages, when you plugged it in for the first time it fried. It and all the data on it are gone.
the Mac may not recognize it if it is formatted with NTFS. I believ most Macs can read FAT32 and other formats but not NTFS. You could hook the drive up to a modern PC, transfer the files there for a while, format the external drive to FAT32 and copy the files back to the drive. The Mac shold read them now,
Try connecting the Lacie to another computer, if it doesn't work then the hard disk may need to be formatted using Disk Manager. I suggest you format as a primary partition in FAT32.
If it doesn't work then it is possible that the hard drive in the Lacie has failed. To test the hard drive, remove it and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If it deosn't detect it as an external drive and you connot open folders and files then it is faulty. You can install a new hard drive in the Lacie and then format in FAT32
There are companies that can recover data from faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.
Hook your drive back to your PC. Right click on it and check 'properties'. In the box that pops up if it says file system NFTS you are out of luck as that is a non mac compatable file system. If it says FAT32 it should be working on your Mac. If it says NFTS you'll need to transfer the files onto the PC reformat the drive using the LaCie software to FAT32 (the only file system that both Mac and PC can use) then transfer the files back to the external drive. Reformatting erases everything on the drive so don't forget to transfer the files first! I can place Tiff files into Adobe products on my PC so I'm not sure what you mean by Mac format tiff???
Open Administrative tools, Computer management applet; under storage, disk management.
You will probably need to partition and reformat. If this drive is used only on XP machines, then format NTFS, otherwise FAT32.