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Hi! my Lacie hard drive isn't showing up on my computer anymore. Is it dead?

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  • matt996 Jan 10, 2009

    well it's weird. Now it shows up but only if I have one usb (the power) going to one side and the other usb (the data) in the other. I bought it because I thought it didn't need a seperate power chord, now it has to hog b oth my usb drives!?

  • Bill Speer
    Bill Speer May 11, 2010

    Do you have power going to it still?Does the power light come on? Can you feel it spinning? Check the cables at both ends to make sure it's seated fully. You might even try a different USB port to make sure that isn't dead. Let me know the results. I'm here all day.

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Yes it will take up both USB ports and it sounds like you have already figured out which ports to plug them into. The only other thing I might recommend would be an external USB hub that will let you use one USB port and extend it to 4 or 6. They're relatively inexpensive and you'll enjoy the extra ports!
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I had one like this if you hook up to the wrong ports (data in my instance) the Pc sometimes list it as two part drives, instead of disk?
What I did was to hook up with the drives on the IDE hookups.So if
you will check your cables, make sure you are not connected to the IDE side. Some PCs are tough, you have to find extentions to make
the connections for your new disk.It is easier with a desktop ,because of larger parts.Any time you are adding drives ? You always add to the string of drives that are installed.Anytime you are adding disk, the same applys.You will be relived too know that most of the new PCs have the sata type connections.


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