Question about LaCie Ethernet Disk (300788) 1000 GB Network Hard Drive
My Ethernet Big Disk stopped responding when powered on. I get the blue light on the front, but I can't hear the drive spinning up, nor do I hear the fan spinning. I cannot even hold the front button to power off the device. It simply stays on all the time.
Is it possible to actually pull the drives out of one of these things and mount it directly to my system? I did this with a WD Mybook which had an SATA drive inside. The drive works great, just the enclosure had died. I am hoping I can do the same with this one, but I am not sure, since it has this funky interface where I have to create shares and users.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Lacie 2 big does,nt boot
Hmmm, reseting worked on mine. Identical symptoms except light stayed blue, not red. Unable to power down.
Before trying to get the drive working I got the data off using the procedure in the second post of this thread:
You need a linux system running. Maybe a live cd will do. I installed on an old IDE drive I had.
I then rest the decive using this procedure from Lacie and my drive is working again. Worthless though, because I can't trust it.
The procedure below will reset the 2Big Network to factory settings:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Following the procedure below can ERASE ALL DATA on the drive. Prior to following these directions, verify important data is stored securely on a different storage device.
Switch the drive OFF. Once it has shut down, ensure the power switch remains in the OFF position.
If the drive is in the SAFE mode, move the RAID switch to the BIG mode.
PRESS AND HOLD the button on the front. MOVE the power switch to the ON position. The light on the front of the drive will start blinking.
Once the light stops blinking, RELEASE the front button.
When released, it will begin BLINKING AGAIN. When it stops, PRESS AND HOLD the front button. The light will begin to blink again.
When the light stops blinking, RELEASE the button. The drive is now resetting itself. Switch the RAID selector back to SAFE if desired.
To restore data if it was lost during the process, recreate the shares and users on the unit prior to the reset. Any firmware updates applied will need to be applied again.
Posted on Oct 24, 2009
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