I just put a Western Digital Caviar Green (WD30EZRX) 3TB SATA3 6Gb/s 64MB (OEM) hard drive into a LaCie d2 Quadra eSATA 3Gb/s | USB 2.0 | FireWire 400 & 800 housing that used to have a 1.5TB Seagate HD in it.
The problem is that the Mac is only seeing a 801.23GB disc with 800.59 free.
Was there something that I should done during the swap? Or am I out of luck and will have to purchase a compatible housing for the WD?
The Seagate HD was starting to have I/0 errors.
This was the second Lacie (Seagate HD) to die in the last four months.
With Lacie I would tend to question whether the issue was with the Housing, Power Supply, HD, or was a combination whammy. Reliability and Lacie have not been synonymous over the past few years.
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Do NOT Touch this computer!!! Touching this computer WILL cause irreversible brain damage.
Your D2 is not compatible with drives larger than 3TB
The firmware cannot handle the advanced formatting with large blocks.
The MacAlly G-S350 series enclosures we have tested to be compatible with 3 and 4 TB drives
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Not doubting CanadaRAM's excellent knowledge and advice, and I'm sure not a fan nor an advocate of any Lacie drives, but their LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Disk eSATA 3Gb/s | USB 2.0 | FireWire 400 & 800 model seems to have a 3TB option, or are they using different firmware or some different bridge circuitry within the 3TB LaCie model?