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Upgrade Possible? I have a LaCie 300770 250GB Hard Drive Triple Interface. Drive is 3 years old and running out of space and out of warranty. Can the internal disk be replaced with a 1 TB drive? What type of drive is installed in this unit (IDE, SCSI, SATA)? Will the **** controller work with a larger capacity drive? Thanks, Al

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  • ahoover Mar 20, 2009

    OK posting for others benefit! I just upgrade the following LaCie Drives.

    LaCie d2 HARD DRIVE Extreme 250GB Model 300770. Original internal drive Maxtor MaxLine Plus II 250GB ATA/133 HD replaced with WD5000JB-RTL 500GB EIDE. Configured as single master. Worked and formatted.

    LaCie d2 BIG DISK EXTREME 500GB Model 300794U. Original internal drives Qty 2 - WD2500JB-00REA0 250GB ATA/100 HD replaced with Qty 2 WD5000JB-RTL 500GB EIDE. Configured one as Master with Slave and the other as Slave. Worked and formatted 931.2GB logical RAID 0 drive.

    Hope this helps the next guy/gal!



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Hey Al,
The internal Drive is a standard 3.5 inch IDE 7200RPM unit. you can indeed upgrade this to a 1TB drive as long as it's IDE wether 2.5 or 3.5. Luckily when Lacie was originally offering these drives you could get these in 1TB, so that won't be an issue.
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