Question about LaCie (301074) 80 GB Hard Drive
Is this a USB based HDD? It may not be getting enough power.
I have a LaCie 100GB HDD that has 2 USB connectors. One is for data and yes, the other is for power. The 2nd connector is needed because some USB ports do not provide enough power by themselves. I have to use both connectors when I plug my drive into a USB 1.1 port. USB 2.0 ports seem to have enough power.
Try connecting your drive into a USB 2.0 port. If you have 2 connectors, try plugging both in. If this doesn't work you may need a replacement power supply or you may need to replace the HDD.
Posted on Apr 05, 2008
Ok, problem with external HD and Internal HD, when handled anything could occurred. Especially with external drives these things are just like any other HD they need to be handled carefully because they still have moving parts. These cylinders can be lodged or knocked off track. When this happens a clicking sound occurrs, this is a bad sign and the drive needs to be replaced. Anytime you have a noise of any sort,clicking, grinding, etc, It is not good! You may want to purchas a new one! I recommend a network drive, I have one I never remove it or relocate it. I keep it in one place and have it attached to all of my computers. Lanshare is what it is called. I have had it a few years now and no problems.
Posted on Nov 26, 2007
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