I have a 320GB FA Porsche external HD. I've had it for at least 1.5years...it has been playing up recently. I plug it in and it flashesred and yellow then stays yellow. I notice it stays red when beingrecognised previously. What do i do?
I've tried to find it using disk manager...not there I've tried using different usb cable...nothing
I havea Western Digital Mybook that did that. I was out of warranty and didn't feel like paying a butload for data recovery, so i ripped out the sata hard drive, and it works like a charm. If youhave a warranty you could try or look on the the manufacture's website and findany support. If all alse fails get out the screw driver.
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I am assuming the external is connected while booting up, if so then the laptop may be seeing this unit as a bootable drive. You would need to enter into the BIOS of the laptop and change or make sure the external drive (i.e usb connection) is disabled. Save and reboot with the ext disconnected, log into windows and when it has finished loading, connect ext drive. I hope this helps.
We have a few of these Lacie Design by F.A. Porsche 500GB drives in our office. Our editor's drive stop working this morning (was fine the day before) and had all her files backed up from the last three years on it and was making a very soft clicking sound. After taking the whole thing apart and trying drive in another F.A. Porsche caddy with no success, we tried a different power supply hey presto it started up no problems. My drive that suddenly stop working earlier in the year we tried a power supply from a external Lacie DVD Writer and again drive is working. Just to make sure tried the original power supply and would not mount. So if your hard drive stops working it maybe the power supply rather the the hard drive.
Does your drive make any unusual sounds like any of these: http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php ? If yes then you got a problem - it's something mechanical with the heads and it's not something you can fix by yourself. If it sounds normal or doesn't spin up at all - try to connect it to another computer and if still no go - remove the internal drive from enclosure and connect directly to PC via SATA port.
Try to remove the internal drive from enclosure and connect it directly to the PC. Another imporant thing - does it make any new sounds similar to any from this page: http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php ?