Problem with my Lacie Firewire Harddrive... please help!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by trekstar84, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. trekstar84 macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2008
    Hey all... i just stumbled upon this site and thought i'd join and say hi!

    also i'm having a problem with my firewire drive. It is about 3 years old and has always worked well... recently i was having trouble retrieving and accessing files off of it. Whenever i'd run a movie or video file I was unable to get it to work.
    I would load Mpgs and .avi files into VLC... and i'd get an "input/output" error. my mp3 files are very slow and choppy...
    I've tried restarting the harddrive, restarting my computer... i checked disk utilities and tried to repair it... but i'm gettin nowhere...

    any help from all you mac fans out there?
  2. errol macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2008
    Do you have a backup somewhere? Are you unable to copy anything off the drive? It sounds like drive failure. Try running Disk Warrior.
  3. trekstar84 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2008

    no i can't get any files on or off of it....

    this can't be good...

    and i don't have diskwarrior... any cheaper suggestions?

    but thanks for the advice
  4. errol macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2008
    Unfortunately you may have fallen a victim to HD failure unless you want to pay a lot of money for data restoration. My macbook's seagate died a few months back and I lost everything myself :(

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