Made whining noise. would not dismount. Powered down by pushing blue switch. Later turned blue switch on but drive would not mount. Used on G4 mac for 1-1/2 years, 7 months on imac 2 core intel.
disconnected power plug, firewire cable and reconnected power plug and firewire cable to computer.
The drive emits and very low clicking sound.
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Re: 200 gb d2 extreme
The whining noise and the low clicking sound are indicate mechnical problem.
My recommendation to you is to backup all the important data you have on it ASAP before it will crash and you will not able to do it !!!!
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My 1TB Lacie suddenly won't power up (no sound, no blue light). It turned out that I might have worn out the on/off switch over the seldom-use 4 years of usage. I push and flip the switch multiple times, and the Lacie came back to live and mount normally. I will just leave it at the On setting and simply pull the power cord when i want to switch it off.
Obviously, Lacie failed to do QA on the on/off switch because my 4 years usage did not totalled to more than 10 on/off per month.
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 had the same problem and surprisingly, after many attempts to get the drive to mount with different connections, etc., the problem turned out to be the power adapter. If you've got the same kind of adapter on another drive, switch it out and see if your drive shows up. Good luck.
Lacie D2 drives in my experience are infamous
for not having the most durable bridge boards. The bridge board is a
chip that has a chipset on it which take the SATA or PATA connection
and send it to the USB and or Firewire ports on the enclosure. If the
drive is powered up, you should get a blue light on the front. When
connected to either mac or pc
( porsches are MS_DOS formatted out the box ), if it does not mount or
does not appear in DISK UTILTY, then it is a high probability that the
enclosure/bridge board has failed and the drive ( if not making
grinding, buzzing, clicking or beeping sounds) will have to be
extracted and placed into a more stable enclosure.
Lacie D2 drives in my experience are infamous for not having the most durable bridge boards. The bridge board is a chip that has a chipset on it which take the SATA or PATA connection and send it to the USB and or Firewire ports on the enclosure. If the drive is powered up, you should get a blue light on the front. When connected to either mac or pc ( porsches are MS_DOS formatted out the box ), if it does not mount or does not appear in DISK UTILTY, then it is a high probability that the enclosure/bridge board has failed and the drive ( if not making grinding, buzzing, clicking or beeping sounds) will have to be extracted and placed into a more stable enclosure. If the drive is grinding like you say, most likely the disk is physically damaged.
If this is something you experience often, maybe you should consider power conditioners. if the drive is being moved around alot, you should be gentle with it in transit. Drive enclosures, look rugged and have flashy lights and metal enclosures, but should be treated like babies. Drives are feircely sensitive. They should be padded, kept away from magnets, and treated like laptops.
Hope this helps.
I support the comments of (fire sine) I have the d2 120gb Lacie and it was down for two years. I took it to my apple guys and they said that I needed to go to a data recovery service which would cost a gang of money. Come to find out, when I decided to update my internal hard drive on my Mac Pro, I had to buy a SATA, IDE, USB 2.0 adapter to back up the internal and transfer to the new internal. Long story short, something said, Hey try and open the Lacie and bypass the board in the enclosure and connect directly to the Western Digital drive inside. AND WHALA! I got my info, so all I need is a new enclosure.
I think that this disk has some bade sector ,try to make a complete scan of tis hard drive by this command "CHKDSK /p /r" to repair this bad sectors and repartitioning this hard drive. some time the reason of this problem is file system of this hard drive is not correct.