LaCie BigExtreme 1TB invisible to Mac by USB but not to Airport Extreme

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by netdog, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    I am on my second LaCie Big Extreme 1TB Drive and my Macs can't see it via USB.

    Here is what happens...

    Mounts fine via Firewire 400 on MB CD and iMac Intel C2D

    Mounts fine via USB on my Airport Extreme

    When I hook it up to USB on the Macs, the drives spin up to speed, but the USB in System Profiler and Disk Utility (booted from system or system CD) don't see it at all. Obviously, despite the sounds, it never mounts. Removing the USB cable is also a good way to get a Kernel Panic.

    This is the second one of these drives in a row to do this. The Macs are both running 10.4.9

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Perhaps the Mac's USB ports aren't getting enough power... Is the machine plugged into the wall? :)

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