I have an old LACIE hard drive I'd like to pull some files off. It's a 500G drive formatted with HFS+.
When I plug it into a USB port on my MacBook Pro, running Mac OS 10.15.7, it seems to work fine at first. It takes a little while, but the disk shows up in the Finder and appears to be OK.
But then the Mac crashes - hard. Screen just goes black and I have to hold the power button down for a while to get it to boot again.
- Where do I look for log files that might give me a hint as to why the Mac is crashing? Tried the Console app but didn't see anything obvious.
- Any suggestions as to how to proceed? I'd like to recover the files off the device, or failing that I'd like to simply reformat the device so that I can use that 500G of storage.