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reformat? old? lacie external hard drive?

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  1. tedneedshelp

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    Please help.... i have an old 250 gB lacie external hard drive formatted for a mac but now need it for a Dell
     
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    Um...Without specifics, I would simply suggest you remove it from the enclosure, attach it to an internal drive connector (most likely SATA, from their website) and reformat it from there.

    Otherwise, we'd probably need model, interface, and whatever other information to be more specific.

    This link may help, perhaps they have tools for you to use there.
    http://www.lacie.com/us/support/index.htm?rid=10036
     
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    well i only half way understand what you said but ill do some research to learn more. Its a 250 gb tb082ll/b i think. theres not really a model number or anything only that and a serial number
     
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    Go to Disk Management, remove the partitons and create new ones.

    Right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management.
     
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    I didn't suggest that because I haven't had much luck with partitioning "removable drives" that way. But if it works, all well and good.
     
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