My external hard drive is suddenly unreadable
January 5, 2007 10:42 AM Subscribe
My Lacie Big D2 500gb external hard drive is no longer seen on my powerbook or pc – how would I retrieve the data off it without handing it to a data recovery company?
posted by Johnny Showbiz to computers & internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a Lacie Big D2 500gb external hard drive. For 18 months I have used it with my mac g4 powerbook and it has been fine. I recently plugged it into a pc to see if it could be used to transfer data cross platform. The pc wouldn’t recognise it, and when I plugged it back into the mac that wouldn’t recognise it either. I am guessing a file on it has become corrupted, causing this problem.
I am not sure whether I formatted it for mac only or whether it arrived pre-formatted as did my Porsche lacie 250gb external drive (which does work on both mac and pc, hence the experiment with the bigger lacie drive).
I need to retrieve the data off the 500gb drive – how do I go about this?