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Ethernet Disk has bad button, backup info unretrievable

I bought a LaCie d2 Ethernet Disk Mini a couple of years back and hooked it up directly to my network on which to back up vital info and valuable files.  It wasn't used for long periods of time, nor was it often left on.  Mostly, I turned it on every few months and left it on for a few days while I did computer maintenance stuff.  Unfortunately, it will not turn on presently as the button is malfunctioning.  Since the disk contains vital backup info of a personal nature (financial records and such), I do not wish to send it somewhere to have it repaired.  I am A+ Certified and so felt confident to remove the disk from the case and install it in my MAC so that I could copy the information onto another drive.  Unfortunately, the MAC will not read the disk.  Is there any way to retrieve the files on this disk?  I cannot find the exact product in the "What product is it about?" line below, so I edited the "500" to a "250" which is what my disk is.  Thanks for your time.  John French

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If the switch is malfunctioning then u may have to replace the switch other wise for just turn it on u need to open the drive and short the wires of switch. after tranfering the data u may give it to some technician for replacment of switch.

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I would suggest you try the hdd in a windows machine incase the format is not supported by your mac.

If the hard drive doesn't work in either one your best solution is to send it to the maker or dealer to get it repaired or possibly some data recovery service, they aren't cheap.

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I have problems configuring my new d2 Network 2 1.5 TB HD. Either using the LaCie Network Assistant or directly the IP address, I get a blank page with the message: Please wait while loading... and it...


Hello, I had similar problem with 2Big Network2 which was freezing the same way. I know the question is old but maybe someone will find this answer useful.

I solved the problem by updating the firmware. It may seem trivial but it took some time to figure out how to do it right.

My firmware was 1.3.7 and I was unable to easily get SSH access.

To upgrade the disk you have to
1. get it recognizable by Lacie Network Assistant. If you have a fixed IP it may not see the disk. To switch your device to DHCP assigned IP you have to reset it to factory settings (without losing data). Procedure from LaCie site works (http://manuals.lacie.com/en/manuals/d2-2big-5big-network2/reset)
  1. Make sure the product is turned OFF.
  2. Press and hold down the front button. Without releasing the front button, turn the product on by pressing the power switch on the rear of the product.
  3. Keep the front button pressed until the front LED becomes solid red, then release it. (The LED should become solid red about 10 seconds after you turn on the product.)
  4. The front LED will blink blue. When it becomes static blue, press the front button once within 5 seconds to confirm reset.
  5. If any of the steps are omitted, the product will boot normally without resetting.
2. you need the LaCie Network Assistant which you can download from here http://www.lacie.com/support/drivers/driver.htm?id=10138
I used 1.5.15 version for windows
3. Once you have the LNA installed it should recognize the disk. However if it doesn't start and says you are missing bonjour service just go to the installation directory and install bonjour.msi
4. At this point you should be able to start LNA which finds your drive. Now you need firmware (capsule file). You can't just load the newest firmware out there. Given fw version can be applied only to certain previous revisions. To check which version you need you have to check your current release. To get your current release open LNA and go to Configuration tab. The current system version is displayed in the bottom-left corner.
I updated mine to next release (from 1.3.7 to 2.0.5).
5. Now you should now to which release you should update. The question is where to get the firmware from if the LaCie support page (http://www.lacie.com/fi/support/drivers/driver.htm?id=10201) does not contain the one you need ? You can use and ftp service (it's not obvious).
Go to ftp://2bignetwork2-update.lacie.com/ (just put this address in files explorer address field) and login with 2bignetwork2 user and 2bignetwork2 password. Then browse for firmware.
6. now assuming you have successfully downloaded the firmware open LNA go to configuration tab and click "Update your NAS.." button. Authenticate with admin user and admin password then browse for the capsule file and begin updating
7. drive will need couple minutes to finish (blinking blue-red) then it will restart and when the light turns solid blue you should be able to get access to the web administration interface.

As other suggested - if you don't want to risk losing data get disk(s) (if in RAID0) and use some linux box or VM to backup data.

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I have the Lacie Minidisk Ethernet 500 GB that contains all my house PC backup. I both an USB Minidisk Lacie (1 GB) in order to use MySafe feature but it never worked.


Hello Elio,

Use MySafe to back up the files stored on the Ethernet Disk mini Home to an attached USB storage device. This way, if files on the Ethernet Disk mini are damaged or accidentally deleted, you can restore them to their original locations.
There are three main steps to using MySafe,Connecting an external USB hard drive,Backing up files to the external USB hard drive,Restoring files to the Ethernet Disk mini (if necessary)
Before you can back up files, you need to connect a hard drive to your Ethernet Disk mini via the USB port on the back. Use a hard drive that is USB 2.0 compatible.
While connecting an external hard drive make sure your Ethernet Disk mini is turned on and connected to your network.Turn on the external USB hard drive.Connect the external hard drive's USB cable to the USB port on the back of the Ethernet Disk mini, just like you would connect the external hard drive to your computer.Confirm that the drive is properly connected. Log in and click on the Administer HipServ link. Click on USB External Storage under System.
To back up files, navigate to the file or folder you want to back up to the external hard drive and click on the disk icon in the "Backup" column of the file list.When you back up files to MySafe, the Ethernet Disk mini duplicates the file path in MySafe so that everything you back up is organized in MySafe just as in its original location. So, if you copy a file from MyLibrary, a MyLibrary folder will appear in MySafe, with all folders leading to the backed up file.

Always click the Safely Remove Drive button on the USB External Storage before unplugging your MySafe external hard drive. Wait for the interface to change and for the Use Drive button to appear before disconnecting the USB cable from the Ethernet Disk mini. Failure to safely remove your external hard drive before disconnecting the USB cable can cause data loss and/or damage the drive. Always use the Safely Remove Drive feature when disconnecting an external hard drive.

Jun 03, 2011 | LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini, 500 GB Hard Disk...

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Hello. I have a LACIE EDMINI-V2 that won't start, no disk noises, no light from led in front button, nothing. I have dismantled the box, connected the disk drive to my PC and its ok, measured the 5V and...


I owned one just like this and the power supply failed at about 1 year. It turns out it's a fairly common problem. Since you have the device open, does the controlboard/motherboard look burnt at all?
If it is not damaged, you may be able to buy a replacement power supply here: http://www.lacie.com/products/range.htm?id=10030
If it is damanged, then you may still be under manufacturer warranty, contact Lacie here: 503-844-4503 sales@lacie.com
Please leave feedback for this answer, thanks.

Mar 09, 2011 | LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini, 500 GB Hard Disk...

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I formatted the hard drive connecting it directly to the computer (using Windows XP). Then when i reassemble the Ethernet Big Disk, it turned on but it doesn't do anything. My question is: Is the...


Hello,
the OS of the Ethernet Big disk is on the hard drives, so you did erase them. This unit should only be formatted using the administration page drive format option.
LaCie usually does not give away the OS, so your option would be to close some other Ethernet Big Disk or Ethernet Disk Mini drives unto your now formatted drives.
Regards,

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Lost Connection


Most problems I have had with Lacie NAS have been due to duff power supplies. Seems odd that it should make a difference but it does: the power supply seems to make hte connection hang which  you then can't reset just by turning off hte power.

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Unable to locate Lacie Ethernet Disk Mini on the network


Lacie's out to lunch..you may be experiencing the old drivers are shot issues..get em from the main site, and reinstall, ok?

Mar 24, 2008 | LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini, 500 GB Hard Disk...

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Lacie d2 external drive


I support the comments of (fire sine) I have the d2 120gb Lacie and it was down for two years.  I took it to my apple guys and they said that I needed to go to a data recovery service which would cost a gang of money.  Come to find out, when I decided to update my internal hard drive on my Mac Pro, I had to buy a SATA, IDE, USB 2.0 adapter to back up the internal and transfer to the new internal. Long story short, something said, Hey try and open the Lacie and bypass the board in the enclosure and connect directly to the Western Digital drive inside.  AND WHALA! I got my info, so all I need is a new enclosure.  

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