Lacie FW Hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bcburrows, May 9, 2009.

  1. bcburrows macrumors 6502

    bcburrows

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    I just wondered if anyone knew how I found out which hard drive was in my LaCie external firewire drive.

    I was thinking if it is higher spec than my crappy 5400 then I may swap them over
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Sometimes you can tell by the serial number in System Profiler. Apple Menu -> About this Mac -> More Info -> Serial-ATA

    ST = Seagate
    WD = western digital
     
  3. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

    SaSaSushi

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    If it is a Firewire device then Disk Utility's info for it will be located in System Profiler > Hardware > Firewire.

    However, in my experience Disk Utility will not show the serial number for drives in Firewire enclosures. Drive Genius is one program that can usually do so but its not free.

    Is there no way to pop open the case for a look? That would be the most conclusive way to determine the make and model of the disk.
     

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