When i go to try and use my Lacie d2 500gb quadra the blue light comes on and it makes the start up noise, i can hear the harddrive disk start to spin but it does not make the usual clicking sound that it makes when it properly boots and mounts to the desktop, also the fan does not start to spin at all, is my harddrive FUBAR meaning all my ****ing data, including loads of final cut files is gone bye bye or is it just that the fan is broken and therefore the harddrive wont turn on so that it doesnt over heat? any idea and any ways to fix it? im guessin lacie may need to be called in altho im not sure if its still in warranty etc.
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am not so sure if this is a similar issue with iomega external drive in which the drive wont show up on My Computer but when the external drive was plugged into an ubuntu machine the drive was being detected and working just fine.
Please try to do the same. plug your external drive to an ubuntu machine and lets see if it can be detected. If it is then the hard disk has a similar issue with iomega drives. check this link for the solution.
Modern hard drive motors can easily become seized after an impact. The only DIY solution I am aware of is the use of a heat gun over the back of the drive motor. The build up of heat within the motor is sometimes enough to free it.
If the drive was running the problem may be due to a phenomenon known as "sticktion" where the drive head is actually stuck to the disc surface. If this is true then you need a data recovery company.
i'm not sure i can solve this problem--which started for me tonight as well with my lacie d2 quadra 500 gb--but i can share a possible explanation i've found online: apparently, they have lots of problems with their power supplies. see if the power adapter (the black brick) is making a hissing sound, or if there is a ticking sound coming from the drive itself. i have both these sounds. i am hoping all my data is safe and that my i.t dept. will be able to fix it with a new power supply on monday.
This way it should work... Connect your drive to the computer... Go to: Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer management. A new window will appear... Select Storage > Disk management on the left of the window. Now you will see the different drives that are connected or part of your system. One of the drives listed there is your LaCie, i think you'll recognize it by name... Right-click on it, and select 'format' In the new window, select the new volume label (as you like it), the file system (use NTFS), and set allocation unit size to default. Make sure 'Perform a quick format' is not checked...
Then click OK. Your drive will be formatted now... Don't interrupt the process