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Lacie 1tb external drive


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Has anyone installed these huge external drives?

My issue is when I try to access the drive, it prompts me that it wants to format it.

I know there is data on it, the properties show no file format on my XP pro.

Sinister Shadow

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What OS was the data put on under? The new HUGE drives (anything over 200GB I think) do require special formatting and XP has to be enabled to see them properly (I think). I just trusted in the Seagate installer and it did the magic when I installed a 300GB drive recently.


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That's just it, I was told it was XP NTFS that it was formatted under...

I think the drive is fubar....

googled it, apparantly these huge drives by Lacie are problematic.