Question about LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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Drive not showing up on my desktop

My Lacie hard drive is not showing up on my desktop. It was working on yesterday but today its not showing up @ all. Can you please help me out. thanks

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  • gbartler Sep 21, 2008

    Sam problem - yesteday disk didn't show up under Mac OS. I tried to connect it to PC/Win - same result. Disk was standing on the table all the time, no impacts/damages happened.

  • bruce287 Dec 07, 2008

    All suddenly my Lacie D2 quadra 500 mb does not show up on desktop,


    Itries another firewire port etc.....


    All my work is on it,  HELP

  • viens7 Dec 29, 2008

    It will just not mount on my desktop. I have changed cables, connections, and power supplies.

    This is the 3rd Lacie hard drive that has done this to me, Lacie never again! Way too unreliable for me and my company.

    I have not moved the drive at all.






  • elk912 Jan 03, 2009

    I had the same problem until I read your comments.  Luckily had an older Lacie 250.  Swapped power supplies and the Lacie 500 is working like a charm.  Thank you!

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I'm not sure i can solve this problem--which started for me tonight as well with my lacie d2 quadra 500 gb--but i can share a possible explanation i've found online: apparently, they have lots of problems with their power supplies. see if the power adapter (the black brick) is making a hissing sound, or if there is a ticking sound coming from the drive itself. i have both these sounds. i am hoping all my data is safe and that my i.t dept. will be able to fix it with a new power supply on monday.

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  • mongojones Dec 30, 2008

    well, my problem was indeed a faulty power supply. my i.t dept. tried a couple of lacie power bricks they had lying around, and then took one out of an unopened quadra d2 box, and it worked like a charm. hopefully, it won't repeat.


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My Quadra d2 500 shows a blue light and is making a rythmic clunk, not the normal whirr. It does not show up on my desktop - is all lost? I have many photos on it and thought that this was a good professional hard disk. Anyone with a solution?

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Hi , you are right, I went to the Mac repair shop, they tested the powersupply, and it didn't supply enough power, it causes the harddisk to make a kind of klicking sound, because it is trying to start up. A new power supply is orderd. They didn't sell them seperate at this shop.

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