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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hi. maybe problem is caused by your Power supply. so i recommend you to do these: 1- remove the main hard drive and only connect "250GB lacie porsche hard drive". and see is it recognized or not. 2- go to the bios (with pressing "delete key" at start of turning on) and navigate to power center. then enable power saving mode.
Try connecting the Lacie to another computer, if it doesn't work then the hard disk may need to be formatted using Disk Manager. I suggest you format as a primary partition in FAT32.
If it doesn't work then it is possible that the hard drive in the Lacie has failed. To test the hard drive, remove it and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If it deosn't detect it as an external drive and you connot open folders and files then it is faulty. You can install a new hard drive in the Lacie and then format in FAT32
There are companies that can recover data from faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.
conect your harddisk to computer whch has windows xp. Then go to start emnu then type in run 'cmd"
then you can see command propmt. Then go to your external drive letter like f: then type 'chkdsk /r" then pres "y' then it fix error on hardisk. Aslo you can format it . Just take backup of data which you need then right clik on drive licon and format it.then it works fine.
If you mean a Lacie-Porsche:
Get a blade. Bottom is kept by 9 plastic clips along the long edges (5 and 4): you must insert the blade and force appart a little those lateral walls.
After extracting the bottom pannel, unscrew your hdd and bend "up" (your device is upside down;-) those metal fingers.
P.S. Sorry, I'm tired and cannot write English properly.
Lacie Porsche drives in my experience or infamous for not having the most durable bridge boards. The bridge board is a chip that has a chipset on it which take the SATA or PATA connection and send it to the USB and or Firewire ports on the enclosure. If the drive is powered up, you should get a small red or orange light on the front. When connected to either mac or pc ( porsches are MS_DOS formatted out the box ), if it does not mount or does not appear in DISK UTILTY, then it is a high probability that the enclosure/bridge board has failed and the drive ( if not making grinding, buzzing, clicking or beeping sounds) will have to be extracted and placed into a more stable enclosure.
Hope this helps.
If your hard drive is equiped with a buzzer ... you can try to find that and remove it to stop hering the beep.
Let us see how to find buzzer...
The buzzer is round in shape, but not globe-like. it works like a small speaker. Usually it looks like a button cell or something like a black bolt.
Caution; your hard disk may not have a buzzer...when it shakes, something on the hard disk may be getting scratched continuesly. This makes a beeping sound.
If this is the case better we ignore it. If we try to lubriacte this will cause the drive to malfuction.