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Lacie drive won't mount

My Lacie drive won't mount now that I have installed the new OX 10. What can I do?

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I solved the problem. It was a power supply problem. It seems after searching boards on the net, this is a common problem with the lacie hard drives. Just replace the power if your hard drive is clicking and not mounting. I think many people must be throwing the drives away thinking they are lost when it is just the power supply. Try this first before trashing it or spending a lot of money on data recovery programs/

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

  • ESNOEL Dec 26, 2010

    Actually i had the same problem after alogic pro session with my new lacie and decided from the sound of my hard drive it sound well and it is trying to mount on my mac osx but it could not
    so i connected it to windows and there it goes itshowed up using mac disk i was able to read the files well and correct errors

  • bigluttz Mar 13, 2011

    how long did it take to mount the drive did it stop clicking

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Solution number two TOTALLY works. My drive began blinking and clicking, and eventually failed to mount. I switched the power cord from a working drive to my "busted" one- and it worked perfectly again! Now I just need to order a new power cord from LaCie...
Thanks guys!

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

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I've had the same problem with the 500GB LaCie drives. Both seemed to stop working at exactly the same time. Turned out to be that one of the power supplies had gone and since I only ever had one plugged in at a time, I was using the same (busted) power supply for both.
Check your supply, don't try anything else till you've tried this

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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I too replace the power supply and up she boots, hurraahh. Thanks for the comments above as I had also tried my backup of the backup drive using the same duff power supply and thought that both drives had failed!!!!

Posted on Sep 09, 2010

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Gotta say- both drives went down and I thought power supply was the only common factor. Came here and read this was probably the case. Swapped it out for the one still in the LaCie box and everything came back just like it should. 5 minute fix. Now if someone could explain to me why their power supplies keep failing...

Posted on Jul 22, 2010

Ive solved the Whole Lacie wont mount problem.... Thanks to Lacie support center, Best Buy, The internet and several Tech shops I took my crashed lacie d2 quadra 500 GB hard drive to for help when it crashed. They didn;t help and none of the stuff I bought helped either. Here is the solution: Take any of your crashed lacie Hard drives (That are clicking and making a noise to a Windows OS) FOOTNOTE: NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS, YOUR LACIE HAS NOT CRASHED AND DOES NOT NEED DATA RECOVERY$$$$$$$$ Take it to a Windows (XP worked on mine) install your lacie one button disk, after its installed properly, Run the lacie one button recovery by clicking the blinking and clicking switch on the hard drive the program will come up and show the Lacie Hard drive. Go to windows control panel and run add hardware program and search once. (if it hasnt mounted it will not find it) just let the search go through once and after it says can-not find hardware leave it open. Go to My Computer and open it, keep the window open that shows all of your drives. Wait about 4-8 hours depending on what you have going on (go to the movies or go to sleep) and come back and your lacie drive will be mounted. (THIS IS NOT THE LAST STEP- DONT GET HAPPY YET) This is whats going to burn your attitude to a new level. The Lacie Hard drive is SUPER un responsive. I advise opening just the main window and taking a look at all the folders and files you have on them. ( i solved mine by simply erasing the Video files. Final cut pro cache folders etc.) if you use your hard drive for things like editing video and audio then more than likely your drive is slightly corrupted (don't get angry) this does not mean its trashed, it means that there is a problem with file structure and a single or several files confused the hard drive. Once again your lacie is not trash. I used mine for video editing in Final cut Pro, and Audio in Pro Tools, among other things like saving photos and software, etc... Just take the time to simply delete what you know you dont need.. or even better, format the entire drive and it will be like new. Another step you can take in mounting your Lacie is to download Mac Drive 7, install it on a PC- not MAC, this process WILL NOT work on a MAC (none of these steps will work on a mac- Trust me, not matter what these nerds say, dont believe that it will- its going to cost you.) Install the Mac Drive 7 on a pc, run the Error Check and repair function and it will take about an hour depending on what you have on your drive and how many errors are found. and It will fix the drive. As stated previously - these steps will ONLY MOUNT YOUR DRIVE. Access to the files and folders on your drive will be very unresponsive. Basically if you plan on copying a movie to your desktop forget about it. 30Mb would take about 2 hours. 6Kb took close to 4 mins to copy from the lacie. You wont be able to back it up so forget about that too. Just follow the begining steps and find out what has done this to your Lacie (you know what it is!). As stated previously- I used my LACIE D2 qudra 500 GB Hard drive (that is only 6 months used) for average things like downloading, uploading, saving, etc... the same things you do, Plus I ran Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, and a S**T load of other programs on this drive and what confused or "Corrupted" my lacie and made it BLINK, CLICK, and make STRANGE

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Yes, replaced the power supply (the brick) at the Apple Store, and the drive mounts fine, no more blinking, no more clicking and the data is fine.

Now, need to find out where I can buy a replacement Lacie power supply.

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

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Lacie drive wont mount problem is experienced by computer users when the files are corrupted. In order to overcome with this issue you need to make use of third party lacie drive recovery tool. Before using this software you need to format the hard drive. After that in order to restore the lost data you should make use of third party lacie disk recovery application.

You can also follow link mentioned below in order to solve out this issue:
http://www.laciedriverecovery.com/laciedriverecovery/lacie-hard-drive-wont-mount.php

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