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Replacing Drives Can I replace the internal drives with any ones bought from the local shops (any brand/size) or it has to be LaCie parts only. If the answer is any brand, how do I prepare and make it usable. Thanks

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  • mterier Jan 09, 2009

    Does the drives needs to be prepared (partitioned/formated) before using. I have bought two new 1.5tb SEATGATE drives and when installed, the LaCie boots, then the rear leds turn blue and the front one is red. The LaCie habgs not accessible via network and power off doesn't work.
    When putting back the old drives, everything works!!!! and clue what could be wrong.

  • mterier Jan 11, 2009

    The LaCie was kept on for more than 20 hrs nothing is happening. The unit is set to "Big" and not "100 Safe" thus not RIAD is enabled. The rear LEDS are solid blue but the front one is solid red. Also the on/off button is not working, need to unplug the power to turn off.

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You can use any brand or any size. It does not have to be a Lacie Brand Drive, but if you planning on using the RAID which makes an exact copy of one drive on the other drive in the server, you must pick two identical drives of the same brand and the same size. It can be any brand or size but both of the drives have to be identical. Otherwise, the RAID Will not work.

If you have any further questions, please let me know.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

  • Logan Margulis Jan 09, 2009

    During RAID Synchronization
    Front LED – solid red
    Rear LEDs – Te LED corresponding to the original
    disk will be blinking blue and the one being synchro-
    nized is blinking red
    Once both disks are synchronized, their correspond-
    ing rear LED and the front LED will be solid blue.


    Turn on the drive with the new hard drives and let it run for a few hours. I believe the drives are going through raid synchronization. If they don't start working after a few hours and the rear and front LEDS both don't turn blue, let me know, and I will continue to research your issue.

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