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I connect the Lacie drive to my mac and it turns on fine and makes noise like if it's booting up and everything but it does not appear on the desktop and I can't access it. I tried the disk utility but it does not appear there either and I also tried different cables. Is there anything else that I can try? I have a lot of Final Cut Pro files and videos that I really need to recover. Thank You.

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SOURCE: Lacie 1TB external hd won't mount!

check wires connecting them together first, ok?

then, turn off the LaCie, connect to your MacPro, and then turn on the drive..

that should show as a mounted drive.

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Posted on Mar 09, 2008

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SOURCE: My lacie drive will shows up on the desktop and you

I'm going to have to guess a bit based on limited information I have on this, but did you create a Final Cut Pro sequence on the Lacie on one computer and then are trying to open the sequence on another computer?
That won't work if that's the case ...
The FCP sequence refers to files, but doesn't include them in the sequence file ... All of the referred to files will have to go along on the Lacie and be transferred to the same folders on the second computer so the FCP sequence will find them.
You can try consolidating the project in FCP to make the transfer easier ... after consolidating it, the files needed for the project should be trimmed and all located in one place (scratch disc selected in preferences)

Once again, the sequence file does not contain your movie clips, audio or other assets .... they are located in different places on the computer where you create the sequence, and if you move to another computer everything has to move into exactly the same place ...

Hope this helps

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SOURCE: DSR-45 connected to Mac pro 8Core with 3 FW-800

SDR-40p dont finded to WinXP SP3, and requiring driver.
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Lacie External Drive won't turn on (blue Light doesn't go on)

Inside the LaCie D2 250GB (300770) external harddrive's case, is a 250GB IDE (PATA) harddrive that is 3.5 inches across in width.

A desktop computer sized harddrive. (May be a Western Digital WD25000JB)

The harddrive plugs into a small circuit board, (Bridge board), and the circuit board has a USB port on it.

Using this Western Digital Passport for an example,

Scroll down to the second photo, and left-click on it. The case of the external harddrive is shown open.
Inside is a 2.5 inch laptop sized harddrive.
An aluminum tape strip covers the small circuit board, attached at the back of the harddrive.

The second photo down on this page, shows you the small interface circuit board, that the harddrive plugs into, with the aluminum tape removed.

(Another design has wires coming from the small circuit board, to an interface the harddrive plugs into )

It is this small circuit board that goes bad in a LaCie. QUITE common.


1) Obtain a 3.5 inch IDE external enclosure
2) Remove the 3.5 IDE harddrive from the LaCie's case.
3) Install the harddrive out of the LaCie into the external 3.5 IDE enclosure.

An example of a 3.5 IDE (PATA) external enclosure,

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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We understand that your problem is: We understand that your problem is: Hello, I have Lacie porsche external hard drive. I also have a seagate firewire external drive which us working fine. Unfortunately...

An external storage-device has four major components:

* the USB cable

* the power-adapter

* the disk-drive inside the enclosure

* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.

One of these components has failed.

Try a different USB cable.

Try connecting to a different USB port on your computer.

Try connecting to a USB port on a different computer.

Take a "multi-meter" and measure both the voltage and amperage output from the AC adapter, and compare with the specifications on the label on the adapter.

Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and then connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if it works at all.

Purchase a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.

Get the part-number and serial-number from the label on your disk-drive, and access the manufacturer's web-site, and use "check warranty status", to see if they will replace the device, at minimal cost to you.

There exist commercial "data recovery" services that can try to repair your device, just long-enough to rescue and copy your files. For example, see: for a "no data - no charge" guarantee.

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My lacie hard drive 200GB several years old, I turn on and just get a repeating click sound, as though something's turning but can't quite connect. is there anything I can do to get it working at least...

Last time I saw this problem the harddrive was accessible, but not within Windows. I had to resort to booting into MSDOS at a lower level. The harddrive failed and the portion of the drive that had the problem was visible, but inaccessible. I was able to recover everything but the most accessed portion of the drive which happened to be what I was needing. The client then was required to send the drive to Silicon Valley to which it was taken apart in a clean room and the data was extracted for a price of $3500.

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I have this Lacie 1TB hard drive and i recently uploaded about 150 GB of video on it at once. I did it over night and the next morning the drive was making some noise like its working on something. Now it...

Drive noises are typically a common and needed noise. Most run via magnetic (voice coil) technology and that is noisy. Slow play back may be related to connection, usually you need stuff on your harddrive (C:\) to avoid access delays.

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Will erasing my LaCie ext HD impact any files on my Mac Book?

It will only effect thoes stores on the external harddrive. You will have to check the contents of the LaCie drive and see if it has any files you typically access from your Mac Book. Other then that no it will not effect files stored on your Mac Books drive.

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Strange noises, disk won't fully spin or start up...

Your AC adapter is "dying", and must be replaced.
Is it still under "warranty", i.e., you contact LaCie,
get an RMA (Return Materials Authorization) number,
they ship you a new adapter. If you ship them the old adapter,
within a week, they will _not_ charge your credit-card the $30.

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I have a Lacie 320gb external harddrive which was connected to an eMac and is now connected to an Acer laptop. I've reformatted it as NTFS and it shows up in disk management as healthy but does not appear...

you need to give it a drive letter

A more reliable way to do this is via the computer management console

Start / Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer management / Disk Management.

Your drive should show up in here.

if it says Healthy and just above that gives the file system eg. NTFS or FAT32 etc it should be fine but may just need a drive letter.

If it does dot say any of those then right click on it and use the format option. Select how you want to format it (NTFS for XP is preffered)
and then tell it to do a FULL format. and also give it a drive letter !
It may take a while but I find it more reliable overall.

If it didn't have a drive letter then right click and use the Change Drive Letter and Paths option, then add a drive letter and use the one it offers.

I like to re-boot just to be sure windows sees it properly

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Sometimes the hard drive will connect and sometimes it won't.

There have been problems plaguing the LaCie external harddrives, for quite some time now.

The issue directly relates to the interface, inside the external enclosure. I don't know if you are acquainted with harddrive designs, or the interface that they plug into. If you are, disregard the following.

This is an average example of an IDE harddrive,
Looking at this illustration, note where it points to -> IDE Connector. The illustration isn't very good, but those dots are metal pins.
The connection inside your external harddrive,
that connects to the harddrive itself, is called an Interface. This is a plug that has socket holes, to match those metal pins.

Now we go a little deeper. There are two types of harddrives. One is an IDE harddrive, the other type is a SATA harddrive. Your LaCie
will have a SATA harddrive inside.
Instead of the 40 pins that an IDE harddrive has, the interface for a SATA harddrive has 7.
(It has 15 pins for the power connection)

Now my solution:
Should you wish to save data that is on your LaCie external harddrive right now, I suggest you buy an external enclosure, (SATA), take out the hardrdive thats in your LaCie, and install it in the enclosure.

Since, the dimensions of the, LaCie design by Porsche 160GB external harddrive are:
Height -> 1.4 inches, (About 1-1/2 inches)
Width -> 4.4 inches, (About 4-1/2 inches)
Length -> 7.4 inches, (About 7-1/2 inches),
I'm willing to bet the harddrive inside is a desktop harddrive size. (3.5 inches across in width)

These are examples of 3.5 inch SATA external enclosures,|c:2778|&Sort=0&Recs=10
(A $25 or $35 unit will work just fine)

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I know this arent a solution

Tho I have the same problem atm, this is just a networkstorage device, and this is a newly 1.

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take the drive out and put it in a external case and see if that helps. if not the drive is dead.

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