Lacie hard drive mac not recognized

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How to Get Your Mac to Recognize a Drive

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Oct 2, 2 0 4, 0. I'd like to move it to a newer iMac, but when I connect it using it's FireWire adapter it doesn't appear on the Desktop or in Disk Utility. OS X Thanks in advance.

Jul 30, 6, 1 45, 3, Hey there, hadenp! Do you see the drive in the Disk Utility on your iMac Desktop? Afterwards you should be able to see the drive.


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Hope this helped. Today, I powered on the iMac and after reading your suggestion brought up DU and again it wasn't showing - at first.

I also reseated the FireWire adapter, then tried SP and voila! All this took a few minutes. This similar to a problem I've had with a Lacie drive where the computer sees the drive controller but not the drives. Leave the computer on. Unplug the usb cable from the drive and the computer. Unplug the Lacie drive from the power outlet. Plug the Lacie drive back into the power outlet. Wait a minute.

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Plug the usb cable back into the drive and then back into the computer. I-baLL , thanks I just tried that but no dice.

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What OS does your laptop run? OSX or Windows? Since you haven't responded yet, I'll give you my train of thought: Windows can't see Mac file systems. I-baLL its a Mac , The drive has been working fine for a few years, it just suddenly stopped showing up. I don't think it can be a compatibility issue.

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I had one fail on me and the drive stopped mounting more or less as you describe -- sometimes it never spun up, other times it would spin up and then spin down, but it wouldn't mount. I only solved the problem when I located another external LaCie power supply that was compatible with my failed drive. Once I was able to mount the drive again I moved its data to another drive and retired it. Additional details: My LaCie drive used a power supply that put the "guts" of the PS in a brick with cables at both ends, as opposed to a wall wart-style PS that plugged its brick directly into the power outlet.

The cable that ran from the brick to the external drive connected via a round connector with four prongs, if that helps. So it definitely shows up on another computer right now? Is it a bus-powered drive i. Is it spinning up when on and plugged in?

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I would still suggest regardless to swap the cable; even though it may work on the other computer it may be just marginal enough to fail on the Mac. I've seen this and it's really frustrating to diagnose. If it's a bus powered drive, you may want to see if there's an external power brick available for it; maybe for some reason the bus can't power it anymore. That's weird especially if it's on a powered hub or plugged directly in but not out of the question. You may also want to check to see if it shows up in System Report.