Question about LaCie 301103U 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive
I've tried multiple usb cables in addition to the one that came with the unit. I've tried my macbook pro and my ibm thinkpad with xp professional. neither even recognizes the drive is there. Tried using disk utilities on osx, but it doesn't recognize the lacie drive is plugged in, so can't do anything.
Lacie Porsche drives in my experience or 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 small red or orange 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. Hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 02, 2007
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