Question about LaCie (301074) 80 GB Hard Drive
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.
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.
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
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.
Posted on Jan 18, 2013
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!
Posted on Nov 22, 2007
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.
Posted on Oct 24, 2007
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