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Hello, I have a Lacie 1tb external hard drive. when i plug it in it powers up but as soon as I connect it to my laptop or any other computer with USB cable the power goes completely.
 
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Gonna Try this here. I have a LaCie Rugged 500GB USB External Hard Drive. It is connected to my Laptop via USB Hub. I transferred everything off of it just fine yesterday. My goal was to hook it up to my Xbox Series X for extra storage. Not to game off of, just to keep games on it for future play. Before I transferred everything, I hooked it up to my Xbox just to see if I could transfer games from there (Even though it had a bunch of files on it). My Xbox would only recognize it as a Media device, and it did not give me the option to format it from my Xbox. That's when I decided to transfer all the files on my Laptop, and try formatting it from my Laptop. The Format failed, and this is where my problems come in. Now, windows tells me that the drive can't be used unless it's formatted. Every time I try to format, both Quick and Full, it fails. Due to this, Windows does not recognize my drive as being there. Neither does my Xbox. Is there a better way to format? Maybe from Command Prompt? I think I may have bricked my drive. I've had it for many years and was hoping something could be done. Basically I need to be able to format this drive, but windows format fails every time, and due to that, it is not recognized in Device Manager, so I have no other options to format from within Windows. Any ideas?
 
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