Question about LaCie External USB 2.0 500GB 7200 RPM 500 GB Hard Drive
Yep - almost same problem. Lacie 500 Gb external drive, properly formatted on same computer that it's attached to. It saves fine, files drag across okay, but cannot be deleted. It keeps saying "cannot delete (filename). Cannot find specified path." Which is b.s., because "the path" is exactly where the file comes from (i.e. G:\(filename)). And even though I can drag files into other folders (as copies) it won't let me drag them into the recycle bin.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: external hard drive
500Gb Lacie D2 Quadra with the same problem of flashing led and not
mounting on the desktop (Mac G4 Mirror), traced to the power supply
(57w) going down on power, both 12v and 5v supplies are available but
the main power to run the drive drops to below an adequate output,
hence the clicking and whirring evident from the drive with
simultaneous flashing led.
Testing with another Lacie power supply (250Gb D2) this time a 34w unit got the drive up and running, however, and this is the reason for this post, this lower power PSU failed a week later whilst waiting for a warranty replacement from Lacie (5 weeks and still waiting for the new PSU from them. they have no stock)
Message for all Lacie D2 users, check the power supplies first, test with another Lacie PSU, do not run the drive on a lower rating (34w) PSU it will fry it and leave you with another failed power supply.
If you are in a tight spot use the temporary power supply to move your data to another drive and get the correct 57w power supply before running the drive again.
Don't do as I did assume any Lacie power supply will run any Lacie hard drive, they won't, fortunately I had a second back up, but am 2 drives down and no new PSU's available to buy anywhere.
Try and purchase another spare 57w power supply, something all D2 users should do for long term security, as these do not seem to be very reliable and getting warranty support from Lacie on these is currently impossible.
The lack of 57w power supplies from Lacie and its distributors across the world is surely a warning to be noted!!!!!!
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
The Mac OS can't natively write to NTFS (it can write to FAT32 however). But if you install MacFuse followed by NTFS 3-G on OS X then you'll be able to write to your NTFS drive.
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
Simplest solution: back up the data on the drive and repartition it (which will wipe it). Otherwise it sounds like it could be a problem with the file tree or structure of the drive, the configuration files could be corrupt, some program could have stored temporary files in a hidden place that cannot be deleted without making the program delete them, etc. If you are on a mac, spotlight Disk Utility and use it to repartition. If you are on a PC use the search thing from the start menu and find a program called disk management (or something similar to that, you'll know it when you see it.) external drives are annoying. i kick mine into the wall periodically for good measure.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
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.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
you can always recover your files with the program undelete . exe
verry good working tool.
if you are interested
Posted on Feb 13, 2010
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