View Full Version : Lacie Portable Drive USB Problems

Mar 23, 2005, 01:47 PM
Hey guys,

I having some problems that hopefully someone can help me out with. I bought a 40GB Lacie Mobile USB Hard Drive for my G4 Powerbook. My computer does not see the drive, and when I go to drive utilities, the drive doesn't show up. The external hard drive doesn't seem to be spinning even though the power indicator is on. I tried to hook up the external hard drive to my roommate's PC, and it worked. Then I had a friend bring his powerbook over, and his powerbook recognized the drive and was working fine. I checked my USB ports and they both work for my other accessories (USB mouse). I even used an external power supply for the drive thinking it is a lack of power supply to the USB port. I tried unplugging the powerbook, I've tried zapping it, and all possible combinations. No luck! Any suggestions or thoughts?

confused and frustrated

Mar 23, 2005, 02:03 PM
For starters, what model PowerBook do you have? And what model did the drive work on?

Mar 23, 2005, 02:38 PM
Could this be a USB 1.x vs. 2.0 issue?

Mar 23, 2005, 06:11 PM
My powerbook is the 1.5 GHz 17in 80GB one. The powerbook that it worked on was the older generation 15in one (the titanium, I believe). Both are running the same version of Mac OSX 10.3.8.