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Is my LaCie External USB 2.0 500GB fried/dead???

Hi, after not being able to poer up my LaCie External USB 2.0 500GB anymore..i took off the case cover and connected the HDD to my motherboard via sata cable and sata power cable....turned on the PC and nuthin shows up. i can hear the External HDD powering up but the drive does not show up in " My Computer". Am i missing a step somewhere? or is my LaCie HDD fried ?...thanx Stan

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  • fortifier Nov 08, 2008

    Hi , well i checked the HDD for all types of sounds as suggested zzptichka and the drive sounds smooth.no noise, clicks,ticks etc....i don;t understand the reason to remove it from the enclosure as i can connect it directly to my pc motherboard sata plugins without having to pull it from the case enclosure....thanx for ur replies and suggestions....i definitely will try this on an other pc...before laying it to rest...: (......Stan

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Does it make any clicking/clunking sounds like any of these?
If yes - it's really bad and there's nothing you could by yourself..
If it sounds normal or doesn't spin up at all then try to remove it from enclosure and connect directly to a PC.

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You're not missing any step at all, because with SATA hard drive if its really working your computer should
automatically detect it and since this hard drive suddenly stop working there's a possibility that its already
fried but if you want you can try this hard drive again to a different computer and if still not detected by
second computer its already dead.........

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