Striped and Mirrored.
Here is what I suggest you do.
1. Connect that Lacie drive to the MBP
2. Launch Disk Utility (It's in the utilities folder)
3. Partition the drive into one (1) partition using the option for OS Extended (Journaled)
4. Before you pull the trigger on that, make sure you choose GUID in the Partition Scheme.
5. Once the format has finished, you can quit Disk Utility and then rename the drive to whatever you want to call it.
6. At this point, you can pick up any folder that you want and just drag it to the external drive.
Hope that helps
I have a 2014 mac book pro. I purchased a mobile Lacie rugged back up device thinking it was just another hard drive and I could copy paste files or folders from my Mac onto the Lacie backup device. Apparently it does not work that way. Did i purchase the wrong piece of hardware? Is there something else that would work better for me?
The reason I bought the "Lacie back up"? To take on 6 month long motorcycle trip where I will be taking lots of photos and videos and bringing my Mac book along with me. I suspect my hard drive will fill up quickly on the mac with these memory intensive files. So the plan was to move just the photo and video files off the mac to make room for the new down loads from the cameras. I pictured having 6 folders on the Lacie backup labeled with the name of the months January through June and the photos taken in each of those months would be moved, (not copied) at that end of each month (or sooner if needed) from the Mac to the Lacie back up device. Now that I have read about Stripped Mode and Mirrored Mode, I don't really understand if either of those modes help me to achieve my goal. Can anyone help explain these modes and which is best for my application and what the limitations will be be? Is there a different piece of hardware I should have bought for what I want to achieve? Thanks for your response. Tim