My Lacie Porche 250 does no mount on my Imac any longer, red ligt comes on and i can hear drive turning. before tossing it i would like to try it in another enclosure. I need advice on how to remove the lacie enclosure and recommand another.
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Re: enclosure replacement Lacie Porche 250
Rock 5.25" USB 2.0 & Firewire Enclosure
Like the HD506, the Rock 5.25" is also the bigger "brother" of the Rock 3.5" enclosure we sell but this version has the benefit of support your CD and DVD reader/writers and its got a built in fan as well.
try this model of enclosure it depends on hdd connection you could go for a diffirent model
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If this is an external drive you can try buying a new external enclosure and pull the drive out of the LaCie and putting it in the new enclosure. If it still doesn't work then the drive is bad and needs to be replaced.
the power circuit is most likely blown. You can buy an external hard drive case and put the hard drive in it. Be sure to buy correct size hard drive enclosure. The other way is to remove hard drive from external case and put into computer with a spare sata connection.
If it still has a valid warranty, exercise the warranty to get a free replacement.
Otherwise, open the enclosure, and separate the disk-drive from the USB-to-disk-drive adapter, and connect the disk-drive as a 'slave' disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if the adapter was the problem.
Try a replacement USB cable first, and test the LaCie on a different
computer, to ensure the fault is on the external storage unit, and not a computer system problem.
There are two possibilities:
The LaCie USB/ATA controller board is faulty.
In this case you can simply take apart the enclosure and mount the disk
into a new enclosure. New Lacie are SATA, but double check the hard disk
connector to ensure.
The hard disk inside is faulty.
In this case repair may be expensive. You need to locate a data
recovery facility with a 'clean room' , the cost is usually more than
If this happened after a power surge, then the problem is most likely a faulty controller board.
If instead you have dropped the hard disk it is possible an hard drive failure, in that case repair will be expensive.
A replacement enclosure will stfrom art about $20 on Ebay or Amazon, and must not necessarily be LaCie.
Check if your LaCie is Sata or PATA (IDE) before buying the enclosure.
I doubt your hard drive is dead, even if your HD was dead the blue light would go one. It has to be the internal controller.. Your best bet is to get a HD enclosure and put your old drive in there. I've burned through 3 Lacie cases, all with similar problems..
Lacie D2 drives in my experience are 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 blue 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.
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.