[BCAB] Lacy 4 TB external hard drive issue

Stephen Campbell ipswimmer at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 13 21:46:10 BST 2017


No only a Windows 10 computer.

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> On 13 Jul 2017, at 9:44 pm, George Bell <george at techno-vision.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> My the way, I suspect it is a "LaCie" drive - note spelling.
> 
> If it is, Andrew's advice about Disk Manager is what they say in their
> manual.
> 
> However, before you rush off, does it need to be used with both Windows and
> MAC?
> 
> George
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Andrew
> Hodgson
> Sent: 13 July 2017 21:35
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Lacy 4 TB external hard drive issue
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Exactly, that setup program will probably repartition the drive based on
> questions you were asked but probably isn't accessible.  Just repartition
> the drive with Disk Manager as George says, or use Diskpart.
> 
> Andrew.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Stephen
> Campbell
> Sent: 13 July 2017 21:08
> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Lacy 4 TB external hard drive issue
> 
> Hi 
> 
> The hard drive had something  called set up   what didn't work for me at all
> as well as to other items that didn't do anything except one that offered to
> encrypt  the external hard drive. So far it's still saying 200 MB that's
> all. I've done a quick format  and it still says 200 MB.
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On 13 Jul 2017, at 7:00 pm, Andrew Hodgson <andrew at hodgsonfamily.org>
> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> It would explain it if you were viewing the utility partition and not the
> main partition.  What files are on the disk?  What does diskpart say (use
> list disk to get the disk number, select disk to choose the disk and list
> part to view partitions).
>> 
>> Andrew.
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of 
>> Stephen Campbell
>> Sent: 13 July 2017 16:08
>> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Lacy 4 TB external hard drive issue
>> 
>> Thanks doesn't quite explain the way it's only saying  200 MB available.
> Would it be a good idea  to format the hard drive?.  
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On 13 Jul 2017, at 4:00 pm, Andrew Hodgson <andrew at hodgsonfamily.org>
> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hi,
>>> 
>>> Some of these drives come with a utility drive for specific functions,
> make sure you are using the right drive.  Also some come partitioned with a
> XFat and a Mac partition so they can be used in both systems.
>>> 
>>> Andrew.
>>> 
>>> ________________________________________
>>> From: Bcab [bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] on behalf of Stephen 
>>> Campbell [ipswimmer at hotmail.com]
>>> Sent: 13 July 2017 15:38
>>> To: BLIND COMPUTER LIST
>>> Subject: [BCAB] Lacy 4 TB external hard drive issue
>>> 
>>> Hi all
>>> 
>>> I've just received an lassie 4 TB external 3.0 many hard drive. I've
> plugged it in  into the 3.0 port on my computer  but when I go to transfer
> files what is less than  4 TB it says there's not enough room. When I look
> at the storage available on the actual hard drive  it says there's only 200
> MB available.  Does anyone know why this might be?.
>>> 
>>> Thanks
>>> Stephen Sent from my iPhone
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