I am at a loss. With a new Samsung Windows 8 laptop, my connecting to my 4+ year old LaCie backup drive which has all of my music and photos on it, does not work. I put the software disk into the disk drive, and loaded it, but it wouldn't complete the task. I saved the "backing up" software; I can see it on my laptop. but when I restart my laptop the LaCie drive is not even recognized as an additional drive. Could this mean that the "driver" is not recognized by Windows 8? I find nothing downloadable (which I recognize) on the LaCie site among drivers. Does anyone have a clue? (Or do I have to lug this heavy new laptop AND the brick down to Tekserve?)
Which lacie do you have and how are you connecting it to the laptop?
Thanks for listening! and being willing to lend a hand.
I may have discovered the answer. I didn't realize a difference between the USB2 and USB3.
I have the laptop connected with "high speed USB cable" (which are white ends, so USB2) into a hub, and the hub is connected into the LaCie brick (which connects only from a "male" end (looks like the small square with a bump on top)) I just looked at photo of my laptop and the left side, where I'd been connecting the USB cable might only be a USB3 port (photo on Samsung shows it as blue in color), so tonight I will try 3 things: (1) connect to the right side, so it's at USB2, or (2) download the driver someone just wrote about (USB 3.0 not recognized by Windows 8 ?) That didn't make sense to me, and will also try unconnecting the hub and just putting the LaCie brick next to the laptop (a pain for every time I want to do this, so it goes from a USB 2.0 or 3.0 (plugged into the right spot) by a very short cable which ends with the male end in the brick itself. Sound like a plan? What do you suggest I try?