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    Sep 03, 2007
    Lacie EXT HD spins but doesnt mount
    I have a Old Lacie (FA PORSCHE DESIGN) ext hard drive which no longer mounts. I can hear it spinning. It connects to my older Mac thru firewire (old 400 port i believe it is)

    Is there anything I can do to salvage whats on the drive? Ive popped it open and its a MAXTOR 160GB ATA/133 HDD 3.5 series. Is it possible the box is shot but the drive can be put into another case and if so where do you get empty cases for HDs from?

    Any help is greatly appreciated

    Cheers Mike

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    Oct 01, 2007
    Mac Mini i5 (2014 High Sierra), iPhone X, Apple Watch, iPad Pro 12.9, AppleTV (4)
    It could be the drive or the enclosure.

    If you post bac with which country you're in I can point you in the direction of a replacement.

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    You could get a IDE / SATA to USB adapter kit also - be able to connect any bare drive via a USB port - invaluable tool. Here's one i found at an Aussie site - link. Don't know anything about that site, but that gives you an idea what you're looking for.
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