Skip navigation

lacie 2big dual hard drive mount

818 Views 17 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2012 4:03 PM by BDAqua RSS
1 2 Previous Next
applemac1 Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
May 7, 2012 10:03 AM

Im having an issue with mounting this drive, after turning on the drive I get this message the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer, however the hard drive does mount. Not only that it shows up in disk utility and allows me to erase and repartition, I have done this several times and still get the same error message when switching on the drive. If I press the ignore button on this error message I am able to use the drive as normal, loading files onto it etc etc. Can anyone help me with regards to clearing this error message bearing in mind ive used disk warrior also. Also bearing in mind the drives do not contain information I need to or wish to keep.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 7, 2012 11:31 AM (in response to applemac1)

    It would seem that there's one partition not correct & perhaps not even mounting.

     

       4. Click the disclosure triangle to the left of the hard drive icon to display the names of your hard disk volumes and partitions.

       5. Select your Mac OS X volume.

       6. Highlight the drive, select Partition Tab, then Format type... MacOS Extended Journalled, select the Security Options button, choose Zero Out Data, Erase... after completion hopefully you'll be able to get a good mounting for all partitions.

  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 7, 2012 1:24 PM (in response to applemac1)

    While BD gets around to completing his list, may I ask if you allowed the LaCie software to do the initial setup rather than using Disk Utility?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 8, 2012 12:15 PM (in response to applemac1)

    Do you have any LaCie software running?

     

    Does DU still show only one partition?

     

    Highlight the Partition & click the blue Info icon above, what does it report for...

     

    Disk Identifier :           disk3s3

     

    Disk Number :           3

              Partition Number :           3

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 9, 2012 2:11 PM (in response to applemac1)

    Whew, what's this RAID Volume about without at least a second RAID Volume???

     

    Never saw that before, but assume Disk 2 is the second one, what kind of raid did you set up?

  • RRFS Level 5 Level 5 (4,425 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 9, 2012 3:04 PM (in response to applemac1)

    Go to Disk Utility, select the drive, not the partitions; select erase, it should ask if you want to erase all partitions, do so. The drive should be fresh and clean and mount without error.

  • RRFS Level 5 Level 5 (4,425 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 9, 2012 3:39 PM (in response to applemac1)

    This might be pointless but try a PRAM Reset. With the machine hold down the Option + Control + R + P and the power button until the computer startup chimes Twice. Then let it start normally. Do this with the drive plugged into the USB (your normal setup)

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 9, 2012 5:48 PM (in response to applemac1)

    Dos it have RAID settings on the back like this...

    /___sbsstatic___/migration-images/183/18346141-1.jpg

     

    If so what is it set to?

     

    http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10310

1 2 Previous Next

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.