Best Way to Partition new external hard drive? I just got a LaCie Big Disk external hard drive. I am using Panther
10.3.6. Two questions:
1. What is the best program to use to partition the new LaCie Drive?
2. I've always used Carbon Copy Cloner software with an older
smaller LaCie drive for my backups. Is there any compelling reason
to switch to the Silverkeeper software that LaCie ships?
In article <_ivjd.74880$%x.6726@okepread04>,
"Chris Swoyer" <email@example.com> wrote:
> I just got a LaCie Big Disk external hard drive. I am using Panther
> 10.3.6. Two questions:
> 1. What is t...
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external hard drive I'm looking for recommendations for 250GB external hard drives.
The main use is offline storage for the video files that are currently
filling up my editting system. Not sure that I care whether or not the
drives are USB or Firewire.
My main concern is reliability. I read about some folks having problems
with drives that die on them. I guess I'll have to copy everything to
can I use desktop hard drive as external laptop drive? Hi. My mom gave me her old compaq presario 1200 because my desktop
motherboard burnt out and I couldn't afford to fix it. The hard drive
in my laptop is very small, and all of my old files are still on the
hard drive from my desktop, which still is in good condition. Is
there a way to connect the old hard drive (it's an internal drive)to
get an external drive box for about $40, they make in USB or FWire
connection, or both.
I did it, works great.
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External Hard Drive Oddities I'm using a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.4.8.
I have three external hard drives connected via a Firewire 800 chain. The
drives (size information taken from Disk Utility), their respective
partitions, and their order in the chain are:
1) a 465.8 GB LaCie Group SA (4 partitions)
Week 1 Backup
Week 2 Backup
Week 3 Backup
Week 4 Backup
2) a 149.1 GB LaCie Group SA (1 partition)
3) a 467.5 GB LaCie Group SA (1 partition)
When I log on to an account all of the partitions automatically mount. ...
External Hard Drive problems Hi,
I just bought a Seagate 120 GB internal desktop hard drive and put it
in a CompUSA case with USB 2.0. When I turn on the drive it spins
constantly even when not connected to a computer. It does this when
connected to a computer running Windows or Knoppix Linux.
Is this normal?
Also, my main problem is that my Toshiba laptop won't boot into Windows
anymore. One thing I am
trying to do is repair it with Knoppix Linux (a boot-from-CD version on
Linux that allows you to read and copy Windows files).
I can write to this new hard drive from a desktop computer running
Windows XP, ...
iTunes and external hard drive I own a Powerbook G4 with a 40Gb hard drive. Lovely machine, but the
hard drive is filling up with media files including an ever expanding
iTunes library (my CD collection would fill up the hard drive on its
I'd like to get hold of a big external hard drive (say 200Gb) - seems
like the cheapest & easiest way to expand my storage capacity.
I'd then want - I guess - to move my iTunes library from the internal
HD to the external HD. How do I do this? Is it easy to do?
> I own a Powerbook G4 with a 40Gb hard drive. ...
Making an external hard drive bootable I have an external hard drive (Firewire) that I would like to set up as a
bootable drive - just in case. How do I do this? Can I just install OS X
(4.5) from the distribution disks?
In article <C026088F.12ABA2email@example.com>,
Robert Haar <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have an external hard drive (Firewire) that I would like to set up as a
> bootable drive - just in case. How do I do this? Can I just install OS X
> (4.5) from the distribution disks?
Yes, you have to install the OS on the external firewire hard drive.
Just select the correct drive during the inst...
which 2.5 inch external enclosure to get? Hi all,
I was shopping for an external enclosure for
my 2.5 inch hard drive (ata-100), and I noticed
that a lot of the low-end ones have short
warranties or are often sold as refurbs.
I am trying to avoid junk without spending
too much. I was wondering if anyone could
recommend a good unit that is less than US $30?
Failing that, are there any portable hard drive
based MP3 players that come without a hard drive
Here in Taiwan where most of them are made they retail for about
NT700-250 for the same thing, only Japan brand name (or dual usb/FW)
adds huge difference. Eve...
Seagate external hard drive problem (HELP!) Hi,
For those who have a Seagate external hard drive maybe you can help me
answer this question. I have one of these drives and everytime I plug
the unit in and turn it on I get a message that reads:
"You have inserted a disc contaning no volumes that Mac OS X can read.
To continue with the disk inserted, click ignore."
I click ignore and I still get NOTHING. No orange box looking icon on
the screen or ANYTHING! What can be done to fix this problem?!
Swapping external IBM Travelstar hard drive Hi. This post isn't exactly about a laptop, but it is about a laptop
peripheral, and maybe a laptop hard drive. I have a nice IBM Travelstar
external 8GB PCMCIA hard drive. It works very well as a self-powered backup
drive for my laptop. It's built well, with lots of shock protection inside
the case. Unfortunately, it's ONLY 8GB.
So I took my old Hitachi (now Travelstar, right?) 20GB notebook drive and
replaced the IBM Travelstar inside the external case. Other than the fact
that the 20GB drive was half the thickness of the original IBM drive, it fit
fine, with the drive connector...
Buffalo USB 2.0 External Drives I went into Fry's last Friday (a rather dangerous thing to do) and saw a
nice sale. Buffalo 500 Gig USB 2.0 external drives for $110. I picked
up two. It comes preformatted as fat 32 and the included management CD
does not support ext2 (or any other native linux file system). Because
of limitations with mounting vfat on a Linux box, I nuked the existing
partition table and divided into one NTFS partition and one ext2
partition (half the drive for each). FYI, I used windows XP to redo the
partition table, leaving half the drive unused, then moved it to my
linux box to create th...
Migration Assistant, External Hard Drive, & iTunes I am currently running OS 10.3.9 on a G5 iMac. I have cloned the
hard drive to an external drive using carbon copy cloner. I would
now like to do a clean installation of Tiger. Two questions:
1. Can I use Migration Assistant to retrieve my settings,
applications, and folders from the external drive (I know how
to do it from another computer, but am not sure about an
2. If so, will it preserve my iTunes library (including play lists)
intact? Or do I need to do something more complicated to make that happen?
Best way to connect external router to OnQ #2 Greetings,
I have a house that came preinstalled with a an OnQ 1x6 Basic telecom
module (part 1267062-01) connected to a 6 port expansion module
(1267062-01). All the jacks throughout the house are connected to
either one. Soon I will be getting cable internet and I would like to
connect an external router to some of the jacks in the rooms. All
connections use standard cat5 cable from the OnQ to the jacks. I tried
using a tone generator to isolate the unlabled cables and where they
ran, but since all the cables are connected together, it was difficult
for me to do. Is there a simple w...
External USB 2.0 hard disk case Lots of this device claim that the power supply can come from USB port. I
am at loss how it works. Normally, 2,5" hard disk requires 5V 1000mA while
the USB port supplies 5V 500mA max. Can someone know the secret behind or
such device is not working reliably.
I'm no expert, but the drive I use uses two ports to power the drive,
consuming 500mA from each.
"Ray" <NoSpam-LiZhiQiang1@GMail.com> wrote in message
> Lots of this device claim that the power supply can come from USB port. I
Scratch Disk on External USB 2.0 Drive? Can I put Scratch Disk space for PS 7.0 on a dedicated, 20 GB external
USB 2.0 H.D.?
With Win Xp (Home Ed.), can (should) I leave the entire drive a single
partition and assign the entire 20 GB to that partition?
Or should I create a bunch of partitions on the drive and divvy up the
20 GB space between the various partitions?
Is there some maximum number of GBs that I can I assign to any given
Thanks for any input.
>From: "Robert E. Williams" email@example.com
>Can I put Scratch Disk space for PS 7.0 on a dedicated, 20 GB external
>USB 2.0 H.D.?
How to alllow symbolic links on external hard drive (vfat)? Hi,
I am running a 2.6 kernel (debian) w/ an external harddrive (maxtor,
vfat). The respective line in my /etc/fstab file reads
/dev/hda5 /vfat vfat
uid=500,gid=500,umask=000,exec,dev,suid,rw 0 0
I can read from and write to the harddrive but when I try to create
symbolic links (ln -s file link) I get 'Operation not permitted'.
What do I have to do to allow symbolic links? Is the partition mounted
> I am running a 2.6 kernel (debian) w/ an external harddrive (maxtor,
> vfat). The respective line in my /etc/fst...
Mount external hard drive hosted on networked PC? Hi,
Can I mount an external USB hard drive that is hosted by another PC, when it
is *NOT MOUNTED* on the hosting PC?
What I mean is this:
I have 2 PCs "A" and "B" both running PCLinuxOS 2007. They are networked and
NFS is working such that I can share files both ways between them. PC "A"
has an external USB drive connected that I use for backups. As such it is
only mounted immediately before a backup and umounted immediately
afterwards. This works OK.
I have set up /etc/exports on PC "A" to share the mount point of the USB
drive and set up /etc/fstab...
Unable to boot computer when external USB hard drive is turned on. I just bought a Seagate external 200GB USB/Firewire hard drive, and
connected via USB (2.0) to my a850e (with AMD Athlon 64 3400 cpu). I
used Seagate's Disk Wizard utility to partition the external drive into
3 "data only" - supposedly - partitions. Now, it works perfectly if I
turn on the external drive when the computer is already up and running -
plug'n'play recognizes it, and all is well. However, if I turn it on
before I boot up the computer, I get a message, after the initial boot
sequence screen, about "OS not found". I figure the system is try...