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Enclosure replacement Lacie Porche 250

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. sam

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    I have a Lacie N2870 1TB drive which works on my iMac through the ethernet port, but not with a direct USB2.0 connection. The iMac can't see it at all anymore, but will mount it on the ethernet connection. Any ideas why this might be so?

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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 hope this has helped you

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Won't turn on


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.

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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.

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The hard disk might have gone down . Kindly diagnose the disk and try . Good Luck

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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 $800.

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.

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Your hard drive is toast. If the computer doesn't recognize the hard drive and/or you hear a constant turning sound then your drive is broken and can't be repaired. You'll have to have it replaced.

Aren't you glad you backed up everything?

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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.. 
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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.


Hope this helps.

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Controller got smoked when cable unplugged, take in if ya need the files off.

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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.

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