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Porsche Beeping and no disk image

My LaCie Porsche 250 GB has always worked just fine until yesterday. I don't use it everyday but still have lots of stuff on there. Last time I used it it worked just fine, and I stored it in a safe place where nothing happened to it, then yesterday I try to go into it to get some information and the orange light comes on, and it beeps just a short beep about every 2 seconds for about a minute where it stops beeping all together until I turn it off and back on again, where it repeats this same problem.
My MacBook does not recognize it, and the HD beeps even when not plugged into any computer.
I see a lot of problems like this, but no very clear solutions except that it is broken.
Anyone have any new insight into my issue?
Thanks.

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  • laccrosse1 Nov 06, 2008

    I think it sounds most like

    Maxtor desktop drive with bad heads making clicking/knocking/beeping noise.
    but any of the sounds it makes is solely a "siren" sound rather than a clicking or knocking sound that a very broken spinning disk would make. I cant even hear the disk spinning, but although lots of people complain about how noisy their porsche was, I can't remember ever being able to hear the disk spin.
    This siren sound is pretty quiet, but I can hear it clearly for about a minute at a steady rate of one beep per 2 seconds or so. After a minute, the siren/beep sound goes away to silence forever. I have tried leaving it on for a few hours connected to my computer but it never was detected on the desktop.

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Does it spin?
Is it beeping similar to any of these sounds: http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php ?

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