Lacie drive

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mickscrill, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. mickscrill, Oct 31, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2012

    mickscrill macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2007
    Hi i have an empty Lacie FW 800 i wanted to use for my itunes storage i Haven't used it for a couple of years as my audio interface likes to be the only thing on the FW anyway i thought i would use it over usb 2 although it shows and works on the FW it wont show up in anything over the usb .
    any ideas thanks
    Mac pro os x 10.6
  2. TomTomTuning macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2010
    Central PA
    Tried a different USB port?

    Try the drive on a different computer.

    If USB doesnt work on a different computer perhaps the USB controller from the enclosure is shot.
  3. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, UK
    Is it still under warranty? Maybe you should ask LaCie Support for help with it too.
  4. mickscrill thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2007
    Hi folks .
    Yes i tried it on a macbook pro no joy.
    The drive was bought about 2006 but i never used it over usb till now. i got it for my G5 originally and though the drivers may have been out of date but there doesn't seem to be any updates anywhere for intel or wouldn't it matter?
    Thanks Ronny
  5. LaCieTech macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2012

    It is possible for the USB to be defective but not the FireWire. Boards with multiple interfaces have different controller chipsets. It sounds like you've narrowed this down already and confirmed that only the USB is broken.

    If its from 2006 the warranty has expired. Most drives made that year had a 1 year warranty with a few that had a 2 year warranty. You can contact our support team to see if there are other options or get some more information on the drive itself at 503.844.4500 (USA) or

    ~mn, LaCie
  6. mickscrill thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2007
    No worries folks thanks for replies.
    very expensive when new but will find a use for it (to keep door open etc):eek:)

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