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Boot problems I have a drive that won't poower up. It has worked previously without trouble. Now I can get the light on the power switch to come on, but it stays amber (ie. doesn't progress to flashing followed by going green). I have tried disconnecting it from the network and then reconnecting. Ditto disconnecting the power cable. I have also reset the unit. All suggestions appreciated.

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Re: boot problems

Try with another computer if the problem persist then the problem with your HDD PCB(printed circuit board). go to nearer harddisk repair centre ASAP. Thanks Arun

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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 (
  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
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 ( does not contain the one you need ? You can use and ftp service (it's not obvious).
Go to (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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Hi, few days ago I bought a Netgear NAS 2110 and connected it to my Netgear WNDR3700 router. I installed RAIDar utility and followed the instructions. Everything seemed to work alright. From my laptop I...

If it's new it's probably doing some housekeeping. The drives need to be formatted and then the RAID arrays need to be sorted.

On installing my server, it took days to complete, however, that was with existing data on the drive.

It might not be letting you switch off because it's busy and doing so would mess up what it's trying to perform.

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The drive will not update itself automatically. You will have to download the firmware update and update it yourself. You may also want to get the latest Manager software that is Windows 7 compatible.

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Iomega Home Storage Manager (Windows)
The blue indicator light is the Drive Capacity LED - Displays drive capacity information without logging into the administration tool.
a) Off: Drive is below 70% full. b) Flashing blue: Device busy. Drive Starting up or shutting down. c) Solid blue: Warning! Drive is over 70% full. d) Solid orange: Caution! Drive is over 85% full. e) Flashing orange: Critical! Drive is over 95% full. f) Alternating Blue/yellow: DHCP Server Unavailable. Your Home Media Network Hard Drive was not able to get an IP address. Check the network connections and router settings.
The white indicator light is the Status/Activity LED - Indicates the Home Media Drive's power and drive activity status.
a) Solid white: Drive powered up and ready. b) Flashing white: Drive in use, transferring data (reading / writing). c) Solid red: Drive not ready/Drive Failure. d) Alternating white/red: Boot device not found.

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1. Removethe drive from its case
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3. Boot the computer to a Linux-based OS -- if you don't have a PC running Linux, download one of many Live CDs images available, e.g. Knoppix, and burn a CD with it (Live CD images are bootable), then boot the PC using the CD
4. Login as the root user and open a terminal session
5. If necessary, 'umount' the drive, e.g. 'umount /dev/sda2'
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xfs_repair -L /dev/sda2

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7. Power down the PC
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Hmmm, reseting worked on mine. Identical symptoms except light stayed blue, not red. Unable to power down.
Before trying to get the drive working I got the data off using the procedure in the second post of this thread:

You need a linux system running. Maybe a live cd will do. I installed on an old IDE drive I had.

I then rest the decive using this procedure from Lacie and my drive is working again. Worthless though, because I can't trust it.

The procedure below will reset the 2Big Network to factory settings:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Following the procedure below can ERASE ALL DATA on the drive. Prior to following these directions, verify important data is stored securely on a different storage device.
Switch the drive OFF. Once it has shut down, ensure the power switch remains in the OFF position.
If the drive is in the SAFE mode, move the RAID switch to the BIG mode.
PRESS AND HOLD the button on the front. MOVE the power switch to the ON position. The light on the front of the drive will start blinking.
Once the light stops blinking, RELEASE the front button.
When released, it will begin BLINKING AGAIN. When it stops, PRESS AND HOLD the front button. The light will begin to blink again.
When the light stops blinking, RELEASE the button. The drive is now resetting itself. Switch the RAID selector back to SAFE if desired.
To restore data if it was lost during the process, recreate the shares and users on the unit prior to the reset. Any firmware updates applied will need to be applied again.

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