Here is my predicament. I have a LaCie 160G Porsche external hard drive that was formatted for a Mac (my daughter used it for a collage class I don’t own a Mac or have access to one). What I want to do is reformat it so I can use it on my PC. I have tried to use UBUNTU to try and format it but it does not see the drive. I have also plugged it into my PC and Windows7 does not see it or say anything about new hardware. What I think maybe the problem is that Windows 7 does not see the fire wire correctly. When I go to device manager it shows up there with no error symbols. Any suggestions? I just want to get some use out of the drive besides a dust collector or paperweight. Don’t suggest use it for a boat anchor, not heavy enough.