My Lacie 5Big is not working with OSX Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MiamiC70, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. MiamiC70 macrumors regular

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    My Lacie 5Big is not working with OSX Lion?
    Any thoughts? Lacie's official answer seems to be buy a new 5Big v2. WTF?
    was working fine and continues to work fine from my windows machine but on OSX Lion does not work properly?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Any hard drive will work with any computer, as long as you can connect it. It just needs to be formatted properly.

    Here are your formatting options:

    FAT32 (File Allocation Table)
    • Read/Write FAT32 from both native Windows and native Mac OS X.
      [*]Maximum file size: 4GB.
    • Maximum volume size: 2TB
    NTFS (Windows NT File System)
    • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
    • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
      [*]To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X, here are some alternatives:
      • For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon (approx $20) (Best Choice for Lion)
      • For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
      • For 64-bit Snow Leopard, read this: MacFUSE for 64-bit Snow Leopard
      • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx $36).
      • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and Lion, but is not advisable, due to instability.
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
    • Maximum file size: 16 TB
    • Maximum volume size: 256TB
    HFS+ (Hierarchical File System, a.k.a. Mac OS Extended)
    • Read/Write HFS+ from native Mac OS X
    • Required for Time Machine or Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper! backups of Mac internal hard drive.
      [*]To Read/Write HFS+ from Windows, Install MacDrive
      [*]To Read HFS+ (but not Write) from Windows, Install HFSExplorer
    • Maximum file size: 8EiB
    • Maximum volume size: 8EiB
    exFAT (FAT64)
    • Supported in Mac OS X only in 10.6.5 or later.
    • Not all Windows versions support exFAT. See disadvantages.
    • exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table)
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support exFAT
    • Maximum file size: 16 EiB
    • Maximum volume size: 64 ZiB
     
  3. Flash SWT macrumors 6502

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    Since the 5Big is a NAS device the simplest solution to continue accessing your data for now is to use SMB or iSCSI instead of AFP to make your connection.
     
  4. MiamiC70 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Flash, how would I do that?
    I am a long time Windows user in the IT industry but I am a compleate OSX newbie.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    You NAS device should have the ability to update itself. Each unit does it slightly differently but there should be something in the administrator's panel that you use to configure the NAS to update the firmware.
     
  6. MiamiC70 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is the problem.

    Lacie is NOT updating the firmware they basically have said and I quote "This unit is not supported for use with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion).
    I can only recommend sticking with using the device in supported Mac OS environments".
    Basically, either downgrade my OS or upgrade to Lacie 5Big v2.
    Both answers are total BS.
     
  7. MasterBSOD macrumors member

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  8. MiamiC70 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Been "MONTHS" not weeks and still going. WTF?
    I kind of expect it from some no-name low end peripheral but this is an expensive nas from what I thought was a top tier manufacturer.
    I guess not :(

    I am really pissed and dissapointed in thier leaving v1 devices that are barely 2 years old and still under warranty in the lurch.
     
  9. Flash SWT macrumors 6502

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    In the "Connect to Server" dialog (Command K) simply place smb:// in front of the NAS's IP address. example = smb://192.168.1.103

    You're just replacing the current afp:// with smb:// and it should connect.

    Just run a Google search for "smb vs. afp" because there will be a few differences in how your Mac interacts with the server.
     
  10. mjenks macrumors newbie

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    Watch out -- my eGo crashed hard on OSX Lion

    Just wanted to let you know... I've been working from an external drive for two years now, but when I plugged it into OSX Lion, it crashed hard and I have yet to recover any data. If you're using an external drive with a new Apple, back up everything before you plug it in!
     
  11. MiamiC70 thread starter macrumors regular

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    They want you to buy new devices not and they do not want to spend any resources on their old devices. All in all a pretty scumbag move leaving their early adopters in the lurch on devices that are still under warranty.

    They will NEVER get another penny from me and I will make it a point to advise anyone to stay away.
     
  12. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Sell it on eBay and get a Synology or QNAP as both support Lion just fine and are excellent NAS's.
     
  13. MiamiC70 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Doing just that LACIE on eBay Synology in house. This is just an FYI for those that don't know.
     
  14. blueroom macrumors 603

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    :)

    Which Synology did you get? How does it compare to the LACIE?
     
  15. MiamiC70 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I went with the Synology DS411slim as I did not need more capacity than that offered and i like the small form factor. It is night and day better, 2x - 3x faster data transfer speed over same network, the interface if easy and first rate to use and more importantly I am giving my hard earned $$ to a company that supports its customers.
     

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