External Drive Raid 0

Macinstall11

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I don't know where to post this, please feel free to move the post if needed.

I have an External SSD Thunderbolt Raid 0 (2 x 500).
https://www.lacie.com/products/d2/#specs

LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 1
(old model, unlisted, it's like any other d2)

Before I begin let me point out that for some reason when I connect it to Windows (via Thunderbolt) it's not recognized unless I have the program "Mac Drive" installed, why is that? please explain.


Could someone please help me with:

1.- Removing Raid 0 on Mac OS, basically I want two separated drives.

2.- Format it or something so Windows can natively detect it without Mac Drive (is this possible?)


Please and thank you!
 
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Howard2k

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I don’t know the answer, but maybe you can list the specific hardware that you’re using? That might help narrow it down.
 
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I don’t know the answer, but maybe you can list the specific hardware that you’re using? That might help narrow it down.
That's true, the problem is I don't have it right now, I will try to find the model on the web
 

mick2

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Before I begin let me point out that for some reason when I connect it to Windows (via Thunderbolt) it's not recognized unless I have the program "Mac Drive" installed, why is that? please explain.
Windows and Macs have different file formats.
Windows file format: NTFS
Mac file formats: HFS+ or APFS
I cant say why you installed 'Mac Drive', but this is a program to allows you to access Mac-formatted drives under windows, so i'd start there. Check the format of the drive. If its Mac format you need Mac Drive to read/write to the drive under windows.

If you want to change this then reformat the drive in a format that both systems can read/write to. A good choice would be exFat or Fat32.

See here for Lacie's instructions on how to do this: http://manuals.lacie.com/en/manuals/d2-tbt2/formatting

1.- Removing Raid 0 on Mac OS, basically I want two separated drives.
This is a Lacie-specific question but I don't think it is easy to split the disks in the preconfigured D2 mirrored drives. Google might say otherwise though.

HTH
 
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This is a Lacie-specific question but I don't think it is easy to split the disks in the preconfigured D2 mirrored drives. Google might say otherwise though.

HTH
Thank you for the help! and will do so



I think you should be contacting Lacie customer support with this.
The main problem was I needed the product serial number, which I don't have because I won't be home till mid Oct, but I will contact them :)
 
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