New HD in Lacie DVD enclosure

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tdhurst, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. tdhurst macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

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    #1
    I'd like to use an external hard drive in an old Lacie DVD enclosure. Plugged it in and it spins up, but doesn't show up.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    Maybe it's not supplying enough power, as it's designed to supply enough power for a DVD drive, not a hard drive?
     
  3. tdhurst thread starter macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

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    hmmm...

    Possibly, but it spins up and sounds just fine. It's not bus-powered, so I assumed power wouldn't be a problem, but maybe it's regulating it somehow. Seems overly complicated, however.

    Perhaps some sort of firmware flash would work?
     

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