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LaCie HD works with firewire but not usb...

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Jan 16, 2013 10:21 AM

Got a Lacie HD used for Time Machine Backups that can connect one of two ways:


Usb-->which does not seen to work, tested on 2 different systems. In both cases the system cannot see the drive at all.


Firewire-->Works perfectly on both systems, easily picked up in multiple location.


Has the usb port on the drive failed in some way, or is there a setting/something else i could do to get it functioning again?

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • safari rss Level 2 Level 2 (410 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 6:40 PM (in response to Hydrastar)

    That looks like a physical problem with the drive (or the USB cable you are using to connect the drive). Definitely try connecting using a different USB cable and if that doesn't work contact LaCie, they're usually pretty good about getting issues like failed drive ports resolved.


    (Also, good for you for backing up!! )

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,760 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 6:43 PM (in response to Hydrastar)

    Using the same cable or have you tried a different cable? Is the drive directly connected to the USB port and not going through a HUB?


    If you've tried different cables on two different machines not through a HUB then yes I'd say the USB port on the drive is no good.


    USB should be plug & play, no need for you to do anything to get the system to see it.


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