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lacie p9220 usb external drive (how to format)

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#1 Guest_nickko_*


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 11:55 AM

hi to all,


i have bought a lacie p9220 500 gb usb external hard drive and i have noticed that it need some software from lacie's site prior format !


i do not want to installed any software nor to registered or create of any account with lacie 


simply i want to format my drive and use it only for backups and nothing more


also, the usb port does not seems to last for long time !


i have bad experience just a year ago with a verbatim usb external drive when the usb port broken


unfortunately no warranty cover the damage





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#2 YeahBleeping


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 05:08 PM

Hi .. what version of windows are you using ...


The Lacie site is very helpful and from reading through this procedure I don't see anywhere where it says you need to get the disk mgr software unless your computer does not recognize the drive.  In which case.  You HAVE to get the drivers to ' see ' the drive.

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 10:39 AM

good afternoon dear YeahBleeping,

i thank you very much for your kind reply and sorry for the delay in reply back


my os is windows xp sp3 x32 bits


it is really strange the drive not to be recognized under windows as a "usb exteral device" 


i will try to follow your suggestion by visit lacie's site



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