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Old October 12th, 2008, 02:05 PM   #1
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Drives not recognized

So, after spending a month trying to match up schedules, my friend and I are finally doing a test to see if my P2 clips will interface with his HP Avid set up.

Nuthin', nada, zip.

My little LaCie rugged drive isn't recognized, nor is my Glyph 050Q. We tried using both the USB and FW400 ports, different cables, Still nothing.

I am a Mac user-MacBook Pro w/Intel chip and his system is a Hewlit Packard XW4600 Work Station, running Avid Media Composer 2.7.2. Windows XP pro, version 2002, SP2.

Is this the old Mac versus PC language problem? I thought that these two drives, especially the LaCie, were cross platform compatible.

Any ideas?

Oh, the HP beeps when the drive is plugged in, it shows up in the device manager and the "safely remove device" icon shows up in the tray, but the drive itself does not show up. How do we access the info??

Very frustrating.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 03:16 PM   #2
 
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What's the Lacie formatted? If its HFS, the HP will never be able to read it. Try MACDRIVE7 in the HP.
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Old October 13th, 2008, 10:20 AM   #3
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Using the Mac Disk Utility, the format is Mac OS extended. Looks like we will have to reformat. Reading the info at the LaCie website, looks like we're screwed.

So, would the best thing to do be to dump clips back onto the P2 card and then use the camera as host to dump onto the reformatted drive?

This is frustrating since the drive is advertised at plaug and play and usable for both Mac and PC.

Good thing we're figuring this out before we shoot.
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Old October 13th, 2008, 10:54 AM   #4
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I would try MacDrive 7, as Bill suggested. In spring, I shot a film using HVX200 as DOP, and I wanted copy of files from the hard drive. It was mac formated, but I downloaded MacDrive7, and was able to offload the files. Great program...
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Old October 13th, 2008, 06:23 PM   #5
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I would try MacDrive 7, as Bill suggested... Great program...
Bill & Chris, thank you so much!

Our workflow test/edit will reconvene this weekend. We'll download MacDrive 7 and report back Monday.

This is why we test :~) This is also why this forum is so great :~))
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