Question about LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini, 500 GB Hard Disk Drive with Gigabit Ethernet & USB 2.0 Interface, 7200 rpm... IDE Hard Drive
This is actually an Ethernet disk mini 320gb, but there didn't seem to be a matching category for that.
Two days ago, while trying to access the drive it spontaneously switched itself off. Attempts to restart the drive caused the blue LED to flutter for a second or so, but the disk did not sustain a powered state. I unplugged the disk and the brick converter for a day or so. Now when I plug them both in, the blue LED doesn't flicker at all anymore.
The green LED on the brick is steady on. Prior to the failure, there were no telltale sounds of disk failure. I don't think it's the disk. I think it must be something else.
The original configuration had the disk connected to an Airport Extreme via the ethernet port. I've tried different arrangements with the USB cable, but nothing changes the appearance that power is not reaching the disk.
You may have a faulty power adapter, you need to check if it has +12volts & +5volts with a multimeter. You might be able to borrow a power adapter to test the drive before you pull it apart.
To test the hard drive.
Remove the hard drive from the case and connect it directly to the IDE cable (or SATA cable) and the power connector inside your computer. Depending whether the drive is on a IDE cabe on its own, then the jumper can be set to either Master or Slave.
If the drive is on the same cable as your existing hard drive then the 320Gb drive should be jumpered as a slave drive.
When you boot up your computer check the BIOS to see if it detects the 320Gb drive, if OK then let it boot up into Windows.
If you then click on My Computer you should see your C: drive as well as your 320Gb drive (might be D: drive). You should be able to Explore/view the files on this drive, if so the drive is OK then the power adapter or the hard drive USB box is faulty.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
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