2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2012 11:29 PM by babowa
eemarcus Level 1 Level 1

i am a OS10.7.4 user. yesterday i bought a Lacie external hard disk but error message appear said " You cant open the applicant LaCie setup assistant because PowerPC applicants are no longer support". please help me how to connect my mac with Lacie??

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7
    Mac OS X

    What Mac are you using?  To check, go up to the Apple icon on the uppwer left corner, pull down that menu, and click on "About this Mac > More Info."  Tell us which Mac, and what year, OK?

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7

    You do not need the Setup Assistant; in fact, you do not need any software on an external hard drive. I have two LaCie's; I erased the drive as soon as I plugged it in. You will need to format it anyway because most hard drives come Windows formatted. So, if you only want to use it with the Mac, highlight it in Disk Utility and choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled) as the format and the GUID Partition scheme under Options. While doing that, it will erase the drive (and get rid of the LaCie software) - once finished, your drive is ready to use for Time Machine or any other backup plans you have for it.