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LaCie 1 TB Hard drive won't boot

I am using a 1 TB LaCie HD with a Mac OS10.36. The drive chatters and then is not recognized. The system profiler (Mac Utility) now reads it as a 2 TB drive but will not access it.

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  • shrimphead May 21, 2008

    LaCie 500gb - stopped booting in Mac OS X. Disk Utility wont recognize it. Can't fix it... any ideas?

  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    Lacie drive 500gb and lacie drive 1tb both have died on me.  

    When booting a good drive, you can hear the disk power up it's spin, lasts for a few seconds before topping off to a succesful boot.

    On these broken drives, you power on and you here the disk start to spin, but stops within 1.5 seconds and starts over.  It repeats this process of attempted drive bootup for about 5 times before ceasing it's attempts.

    As one of the posters in this thread suggested, this IS a power supply failure.  The power supply is merely the 'power cord' with that bulky box in the middle.  Replace the bulky box, your drive runs fine.

    Lacie gets 50 thumbs down in my book.  I had really thought they were great drives.  But two so far now dead, and BOTH RIGHT AFTER the short warranty expired.  Both bought at different times from different suppliers.

    So this stupid company can't get the power supply right?  COME ON!

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    Lacie 500GB died also on me. When i turn him on, the orange led lights up and I hear the disk is trying to boot. But after a few sec he stops and retries. About 5 times and than stops. I don't have MAC but I use Windows XP. So it's only a powersupply failure? Hope i can fix it!

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    500 GB, same problem!

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    owe adaptor and hard drive is okay when checked



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I lave lots and lots of experience with LaCie Drives (I have 6 of the 2TB models). Every, every, every time a drive fails or runs slowly, it is the power supply. I have now replaced 5. They run very hot (so does the drive), and fail pretty often. It looks like the voltage drops just a smidge, and access times seem to increase, i.e., the drive "runs slow". Then it won't boot at all, and the blue light keeps blinking. Fortunately LaCie has replacement power supplies in the store. Buy a couple extra. I am married to the LaCie drives now, or I would probably switch brands. I kind of guess that they know about this because I contacted the help desk, and he wasn't surprised. Maxtor has a nice drive, and the Calvary drive is $150 cheaper. A drive is a drive I guess. By the way, if anyone is listening, how about building a QUIET, COOL drive with and INTERNAL POWER SUPPLY? GOT IT? All the cords and power supply bricks make me crazy. It might be nice to see a stackable drive where the top of one drive mates to the bottom of another, carrying network info as well as power to the drive above. Hint, hint. We all are building systems with ungodly amounts of storage. Too bad the manufacturers aren't building drives with the durability we need.

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Just had the booting problem with my Lacie and the issue indeed turned out to be the power supply. After I switched out the power supply, it started up without a hitch. Thanks for posting the solution, would have never thought of that in a million years.

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It's a stupid LaCie Problem (as good as the drives / cases are) - you HAVE to pull the power out & insert USB cable to computer 1st then put power cable back in & hey presto the stupid thing will work!!!

All about the order of things - some poeple are just fussy!

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The 2TB is usually a volume failure. YOu're curently running panther, so you don't currently have the extent of Tiger 10.4 disk tools, but go to

Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility and tr mounting it or repairing it. More than likely the drive will need to be extracted from the case.

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