External Hard Drive - Lacie Exchange

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by aaagat111, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. aaagat111 macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    I recently got a new MBP as well as a 500GB Lacie External HD. I partitioned the external for 10GB windows and the rest Mac. Anyway whenever I plug it in, I get the external hd on my desktop as well as another icon called Exchange that has manuals and software for both OSs inside. I always just eject the exchange and keep the external HD mounted, but its annoying that it pops up each time i turn on the external. Is there a way to set my external up so that the exchange never mounts. What do i even use this for anyway?

    Any advice or comments are welcome.


  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    I imagine it's a separate partition containing utility software and documentation. If you want to keep them you could copy the files out to your Windows and Mac partitions, and then just delete the partition.
  3. jonathan97ng macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2010
    Lacie and exchange folder

    Sorry but I would like to ask .I want to format the exchange folder to completely Mac.Will the Exchange folder go into the Lacie Mac folder.ANd when I format it will all the data in the Lacie Mac folder be erased?
  4. circularforward macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2010
    I don't know the specifics of the exchange model but I have the LaCie d2 quadra, and I would think they're similar. You'll probably need to move the exchange folder into the Mac partition. Then you'll remove the exchange partition and merge it with the mac one. You'll lose the data on the exchange partition but you can keep data from the mac.

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