Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Lacie Porsche recognized but empty

This is a relatively new hard drive. I was transferring files from other portable drives. Without anything (to my knowledge) leading up to it, the files all disappeared and replaced themselves with a single 'Untitled' folder containing nothing. The info says that I have 3.29TB available of 4TB so the data must have hidden itself somehow. What could be done to attempt retrieval? Thanks in advance.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 115 Answers

Please scan your Hard disk as well as portable drives for viruses.

Posted on Nov 20, 2013

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 287 Answers

SOURCE: LaCie Hard Drive, FA Porsche model

If the disk is FULL then you have used all the space, this is not uaually a fault but you may need to look at the data on there and delete any old stuff you dont need. IF you need it all then you should buy a larger capacity drive.

use "my computer" to see the drives connected to your PC. The lacie should be easily identified by it's name. Double click on the drive and you can explore the files/folders.

HIH

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

  • 287 Answers

SOURCE: LaCie F. A. Porsche Hard Drive

Try this...

use a long bladed kitchen knife to get carefully spread apart the sides from the bottom plate. there are 4 small tabs along each side of the case going int 4 slots on the bottom plate. The long sharp blade inserts easily between the side and bottom plate.
Carefully pry the side away from the bottom plate starting from the front working towards the back. You gently twist the blade to get the tabs out of the slots. the first one is the hardest. After that they pop out easy.
to remove the hard drive mechanism, once you have the bottom plate off, remove the four silver screws--two along each side--then use the knife to separate the sides of the hard drive from the case, so that the front of the drive is angled up (you'll also have to pull the activity LED loose from its hotmelt glue), then slide the drive out of its metal mounting bracket--you won't be able to pull the drive out along with this bracket.

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

zzptichka
  • 95 Answers

SOURCE: recover data from a non responsive LaCie F.A. Porsche Hard Drive

Does your drive make any unusual sounds like any of these: http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php ?
If yes then you got a problem - it's something mechanical with the heads and it's not something you can fix by yourself.
If it sounds normal or doesn't spin up at all - try to connect it to another computer and if still no go - remove the internal drive from enclosure and connect directly to PC via SATA port.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: External Hard Drive will not show up. Tells me to format it.

I have a Western External Hard Drive 320 and when I plug it in the computer will recognize it and allow me to access my files but after a short while if I go to click on a file t open it the WD 320 will click off for a minute and then reappear in the auto run mode.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I was copying an avi file from the 250GB lacie porsche hard drive (USB2) and the USB cable got removed while the copy was in progress. I tried restarting the computer but the hard drive isnt regonised. it...


hi.
maybe problem is caused by your Power supply.
so i recommend you to do these:
1- remove the main hard drive and only connect "250GB lacie porsche hard drive".
and see is it recognized or not.
2- go to the bios (with pressing "delete key" at start of turning on) and navigate to power center.
then enable power saving mode.

Jan 29, 2011 | LaCie (300728U) 250 GB Hard Drive

2 Answers

My LaCie is not recognized by my computer, makes a clicking noise when it tries to start up. I've used this external hard drive for several years with no problems.


It has most probably just reached its "end of life". Several years for a hard drive reading and writing is a good track record.
You can probably take the casing apart and replace the hard drive. Just make sure that this is an USB 2.0 interface before spending the money.

Oct 20, 2009 | LaCie Design by F. A. Porsche 160 GB Hard...

1 Answer

Lacie extern. hard drive is recognized, but I can't access files


Try connecting the Lacie to another computer, if it doesn't work then the hard disk may need to be formatted using Disk Manager. I suggest you format as a primary partition in FAT32.
If it doesn't work then it is possible that the hard drive in the Lacie has failed.
To test the hard drive, remove it and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If it deosn't detect it as an external drive and you connot open folders and files then it is faulty.
You can install a new hard drive in the Lacie and then format in FAT32
There are companies that can recover data from faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.

Sep 12, 2009 | LaCie F.A. Porsche (301177) Hard Drive

1 Answer

I have a lacie design by F.A. Porsche 250Gig Hard drive - It has failed and is making a buzzing sound follwed by a beep - is this repairable?


Sounds like the hard drive in the Lacie has fauled.
To test the hard drive, remove it and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If it deosn't detect it as an external drive and you connot open folders and files then it is faulty.
You can install a new hard drive in the Lacie and then format in FAT32.

Sep 10, 2009 | LaCie Design by F. A. Porsche 160 GB Hard...

1 Answer

Lacie RUGGED 250GB not recognized by my PC


I think the migration assistant (in the utilities file in your application folder) can transfer files direct via USB.

Jan 23, 2009 | LaCie Design by F. A. Porsche 160 GB Hard...

1 Answer

HELP...


Try to remove the internal drive from enclosure and connect it directly to the PC.
Another imporant thing - does it make any new sounds similar to any from this page: http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php ?

Oct 29, 2008 | LaCie F.A. Porsche (301177) Hard Drive

1 Answer

Lacie 120GB dropped


If you open it up you will see that the drive is a regular computer drive. You should be able to plug it into a computer as a secondary drive and try to get the data off. But if it's clicking and making noises there may be no hope. Sorry!

Jan 23, 2008 | LaCie Design by F. A. Porsche 160 GB Hard...

1 Answer

File transfer size limitation for LACIE HD


hi

can i suggest that you use winrar to divide the file size of your file that you want to transfer to your lacie. this might work.

download winrar @ majorgeeks.com

but if you LACIE still says that it does not have any disk space left...i would suggest that you reformat the HD instead. but make that a last resort...

hope this helps

Jan 21, 2008 | LaCie Design by F. A. Porsche 160 GB Hard...

1 Answer

LaCie Design by F. A. Porsche 160 GB not showing on MacBook Pro


The first thing that I would do is try connecting the drive to different USB Ports. If that does not work see if there is any software that came with the drive or that you can download from the internet that you might need to get the drive working. Next I would connect it to a different computer to see if it works that way. If it works when connected to a different computer I would at least get the files on to that computer and transfer them to the computer that you need them on using a network connection, a CD/DVD, or a USB thumb drive.

Nov 07, 2007 | LaCie Design by F. A. Porsche 160 GB Hard...

1 Answer

LaCie Porshe 500GB


if it's a fat32 formatted disc, then it won't recognize a 4GB file. that's the nature of fat32, i'm afraid.

Sep 06, 2007 | LaCie Design by F. A. Porsche 160 GB Hard...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

29 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14162 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...