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Cone ChamberlainMac doesn't see LaCie d2 drives
by on Apr 1, 2009 at 2:49:41 am

All my LaCie d2 drives aren't being seen or mounted. What gives? I'm on a G5 PPC running Mac OSX 10.5.6. I downloaded the LaCie Updater Tool and still nada. Any ideas?

Sorry if this has been covered or is in the wrong forum.


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Zane BarkerRe: Mac doesn't see LaCie d2 drives
by on Apr 1, 2009 at 4:30:42 am

How are the drives connected?
Have you tried connecting the drives to other ports on the computer?
Have you tried connecting the drives to another computer?
Have you tried connecting other drives to the computer via the same connection?
Do they show up in disk utility?
Have you tried different cables?
Do they power on at all?

With out knowing what all you have tried then we cant really say.

There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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Cone ChamberlainRe: Mac doesn't see LaCie d2 drives
by on Apr 1, 2009 at 5:10:49 am

How are the drives connected? VIA FW (BOTH 400 & 800)
Have you tried connecting the drives to other ports on the computer? YES
Have you tried connecting the drives to another computer? NO I ONLY HAVE ONE COMPUTER
Have you tried connecting other drives to the computer via the same connection? YES
Do they show up in disk utility? NO
Have you tried different cables? YES
Do they power on at all? YES AND I CAN HEAR THEM SPIN UP BUT THEY DON'T MOUNT OR SHOW UP ON DISC UTILITY. THESE ARE ALL RELATIVELY NEW DRIVES BOUGHT FROM THE APPLE STORE. THEY CONTAIN ALL MY WORK!!


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Zane BarkerRe: Mac doesn't see LaCie d2 drives
by on Apr 1, 2009 at 5:18:22 am

[Cone Chamberlain] "Have you tried connecting the drives to other ports on the computer? YES"

And did they show up at all then.

[Cone Chamberlain] "Have you tried connecting other drives to the computer via the same connection? YES "

And did that drive show up?

[Cone Chamberlain] "Have you tried connecting the drives to another computer? NO I ONLY HAVE ONE COMPUTER "

If you know anybody at all with a mac call them up and ask if you can try connecting your drives to their computer.

If other drives show up on your computer then it is most likely an issue with the drive.
If the drives show up on another computer then it is most likely the computer, and you will want to have it looked at by a Apple Technician.

There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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Cone ChamberlainRe: Mac doesn't see LaCie d2 drives
by on Apr 1, 2009 at 3:13:19 pm

The problem is that none of my external drives are showing up no matter what I try. It seems to me it's a LaCie firmware (?) update issue or somesuch, caused by not keeping up with the Mac OSX updates. They can't ALL have gone bad, right?


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Zane BarkerRe: Mac doesn't see LaCie d2 drives
by on Apr 1, 2009 at 3:34:37 pm

It is unlikely that they all went out but it is posible. That is why you need try a completly different drive on your computer (one that has never been conected before). And also try your drives on another computer.

I'm betting your drives will show up on a different computer and that it is an issue with your computer.

There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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Eric PetersonRe: Mac doesn't see LaCie d2 drives
by on Apr 1, 2009 at 10:36:30 pm

Try shutting down your computer. Remove all cables from firewire and usb ports. Unplug power cable from computer. Let sit for 15 minutes. Plug everything back in. See if that resets the computer.



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Zane BarkerRe: Mac doesn't see LaCie d2 drives
by on Apr 2, 2009 at 12:15:45 am

[Eric Peterson] "Unplug power cable from computer. Let sit for 15 minutes. Plug everything back in"

You are referring to a power management reset and not all macs reset the power management by resetting ungluing them

[Cone Chamberlain] "I'm on a G5 PPC"

If your G5 is a tower then to do that reset you actually have to press a small button inside the machine.

Have you tried the drives on another machine?

There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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Cone ChamberlainRe: Mac doesn't see LaCie d2 drives
by on Apr 2, 2009 at 2:27:16 am

No, I don't know anyone with a Mac. Since I bought the drives at an Apple store near here, I can take them there and see if they mount.

I'll keep you posted and thanks to both of you guys for your help!


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Roli RivelinoRe: Mac doesn't see LaCie d2 drives
by on Apr 8, 2009 at 8:37:58 am

In my humble opinion it could be a problem with both os X and Lacie, I know that Apple push Lacie drives, but Lacie (I've been told by a quite reliable source) don't actually make the drives themselves, they make some of the components inside, but the drives they outsource from other companies.

If the company that they use for a particular drive is Seagate, then great, if it is China Newboy Hardrives, then it's not so great. I have heard of a lot of people having trouble with Lacie externals, my advice would be switch to Seagate, I have a four year old 320gb Seagate which has had ciggarette ash and water dropped in the vents, it's been dropped, trodden on and is still absolutely fine; there's a new 1TB one out which has usb, fw and esata connections.

Good luck.

aka Newbie Wan Kenewbie. "I will get over my manualaphobia, one day at a time."

System
Mac Pro 2.8Gb quad core
1x 320Gb 7200 hardrive
1x 1Tb 7200 hardrive
Nvidia Geforce 8800 512mb Graphics card
1x 1Tb external Seagate FreeAgent eSata

Equipment
Panasonic AG-HVX 200
Firestore FS-100


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Alexander KallasRe: Mac doesn't see LaCie d2 drives
by on Apr 12, 2009 at 9:49:21 am

DiskWarrior from Alsoft.com will rebuild the directories.

Cheers
Alexander


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Bernhard NessensohnRe: Mac doesn't see LaCie d2 drives
by on Dec 6, 2009 at 10:24:12 am

also have a problem with lacie. have all my dates on it and suddenly today my mac (G5 with os10.4) could not read it anymore.
Also doesn't work with another mac!
In diskutilities comes the following picture:

verifiy and repair disk "disk1s6"
checking HFS Plus volume.
invalid B-tree node size
volume check failed
.

Error: the underlying task reported failure on exit


1HFS volume checked
1 volume could not be repaired because of an error


what can I do now?


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Bernhard NessensohnRe: Mac doesn't see LaCie d2 drives
by on Dec 6, 2009 at 1:49:30 pm

I need some help with my lacie. It is not seen by my mac; what to do?


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