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  1. pez_queen

    pez_queen Thread Starter

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    I have just recieved a new LaCie 250G external hard drive that is supposed to be plug and play. When I plug the drive in using 2.0 USB it makes all the right noises.. but my mac dosent recognise it :confused: :(

    Im using it with a mini mac on OS X 10.4.7
     
  2. tedwinder

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    Is it compatible with Mac? I'm sure you've checked, but just in case!
     
  3. Pensacola Tiger

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    You probably have to initialize it (that's OS X terminology for what Windows calls partition and format).

    Use the Disk Utility, located in Applications / Utilities.
     
  4. macdudenj

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    I just checked the LaCie website for your external hard drive. It appears to be OK. I suggest you read the Quick Start page to see if you have to power up the external drive and plug into the computer before you startup your computer, or plug it in after the computer boots up. It should be something simple because Lacie has advertised in Mac retail magazines for years.
    Lacie link: www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10693
     
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