I upgraded to system 8.1 on my performa 6400. All was fine. Then I upgraded the Silverlining driver on my external Lacie Joule HD 730 to 5.8.2. Then I ran disk first aif on the Joule - no problem. Now I ran optimize to defrag the disk. This worked about 3/4th of the way and then the machine got stuck. After waiting a few hours I did a force quit. Now Disk first aid says no problem, Silverlining tests are fine, BUT I can't access anything on the disk - it all says application needs more memory (Have 40 MB or so available) and the Eudora files are corrupted etc. If i try to optimize again or delete the desktop file, it hangs the computer. I really need the stuff on this disk and don't have a recent back up.
Will really appreciate the help. The Lacie tech support was no help. He suggested taking it to drive savers.