Lacie Little Big Disk 1TB - Disk Utiltiy

Lacie Little Big Disk 1TB - Disk Utiltiy (February 25, 2020 10:16PM) johnoshea02
Hi, can you please give me step-by-step instructions on how to re-mount my Lacie Little Big Disk 1 TB on my Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Mid 2015) (macOS Catalina 10.15.3) as i've connected this via thunderbolt 2 port and i've not seen the image of this external hard drive been represented for it on the desktop, what do i need to do in disk utilities to remedy this and restore the external hard drive image for this particular Lacie Little Big Disk on my desktop?

I encountered the following in Disk Utility:

Uninitialised disk2s2 (Greyed out)
Uninitialised dsik3v2 (Greyed out)

disk 2s2 (Uninitialised) [511.77 TB]
disk 3s2 (Uninitialised) [511.77 TB]

Disk Utility - First Aid (Greyed out) Partition Erase Restore Mount

Mount Point: Not Mounted Type: Uninitialised
Capacity: 511.77 GB Owners: Disabled
Avaialble: Zero KB Connection: SATA
Used: — Device: disk2s2 / disk 3s2

And secondly once this issue of re-mounting and initialization has been resolved i would prefer to re-format & configurate my Lacie Little Big Disk 1TB from 2 x 511.77 TB (partition) to 1 x 1.02 TB, would you please be able to instruct me on how to do this?

I trust you understand this issue and i patiently await your reply to my problem

Kind Regards
Re: Lacie Little Big Disk 1TB - Disk Utiltiy (February 28, 2020 04:05AM) VidGreg
First I hope you have back-ups to this drive!!!!
If so, then the best option is to initialize the drive into a Mac format and transfer the data from your back-up onto the newly initialized drive.
WARNING: Re-formatting requires erasing all data on the drive, you will LOSE all data. Make sure your back up is complete and works.
Speaking of formats, how is this formatted? HFS+, NTFS, APFS???
Unless it is APFS with multiple "Containers" you cannot eliminate the partitions without erasing the drive. You could resize one partition to be very small and increase the size of the other partitions using Disk Utility, but you first need to move the data off of the partition so it has room to shrink. Again, if you erase or re-format, DU will erase all data when it reformats.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
If this drive indeed worked in the past, most likely something has caused corruption in the file system. If you have access to another computer, try plugging in your drive and see if it is recognized. If it is, then the corruption is on your computer and the data is intact. If it still is not recognized then most likely the drive itself might be having problems. Start by replacing the cables. Could be as simple as that.
If you don't have a back-up, you may have to start looking at data recovery apps or services.

Hope this Helps, Greg
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