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LACIE DRIVE NOT READING

I have a Lacie external hard drive, designed by Porche, 120 GB. For some reason, I can't get my iMac to recognize it and or have the icon pop up on the desktop. I have a 2 Ghz G5 PowerPC. I have tried restarting both the drive and the computer, and connecting the drive to another Mac. I have not tried connecting to a PC.

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Try going to the manufacturer web site for the make of the hard drive
find a download for that model and select mac as the operating system\
download and run

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SOURCE: LaCie 500 GB hard Drive - does not register on my desktop

if it is a USB (or you have low disc space), it does take longer to show up on desktop and patience is required... on my iBook it takes over a minute for my Brick to show up... Whether it is USB or firewire, do try another cord (I had similar problem with my lacie firewire external... I used a different firewire cord and all was fine. If you have tried these already, I hope you find the answer... good luck

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SOURCE: Mounting an external hard drive onto my I Mac

Hi, I have just checked the LACIE website, So Google LACIE, click the second result [Lacie's own site] you will get a page up with a choice box, select Australia/go click the desktop HDD. click the 500Gb usb, this will give you a page with a support and a download link. click download, here you will find a manual and drivers. Goodluck mistyman

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SOURCE: lacie d2 external drive

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.  

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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500Gb Lacie D2 Quadra with the same problem of flashing led and not mounting on the desktop (Mac G4 Mirror), traced to the power supply (57w) going down on power, both 12v and 5v supplies are available but the main power to run the drive drops to below an adequate output, hence the clicking and whirring evident from the drive with simultaneous flashing led.

Testing with another Lacie power supply (250Gb D2) this time a 34w unit got the drive up and running, however, and this is the reason for this post, this lower power PSU failed a week later whilst waiting for a warranty replacement from Lacie (5 weeks and still waiting for the new PSU from them. they have no stock)

Message for all Lacie D2 users, check the power supplies first, test with another Lacie PSU, do not run the drive on a lower rating (34w) PSU it will fry it and leave you with another failed power supply.

If you are in a tight spot use the temporary power supply to move your data to another drive and get the correct 57w power supply before running the drive again.

Don't do as I did assume any Lacie power supply will run any Lacie hard drive, they won't, fortunately I had a second back up, but am 2 drives down and no new PSU's available to buy anywhere.

Try and purchase another spare 57w power supply, something all D2 users should do for long term security, as these do not seem to be very reliable and getting warranty support from Lacie on these is currently impossible.

The lack of 57w power supplies from Lacie and its distributors across the world is surely a warning to be noted!!!!!!

Buyers beware!

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

SOURCE: External hard drive emits noise and disconnects within 60 seconds

please try changing the hard disk compartment and thanks for your question

Posted on May 20, 2009

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