Question about LaCie External USB 2.0 500GB 7200 RPM 500 GB Hard Drive
Check the power supply first mine sounded like a coffee grinder and it was still the supply, I have 2 of these here and swapped in the other supply, solence and normal operation.
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
Hard drives themselves do not tend to make loud noises.
If it clicking ticking or similar then External hard drives are quite prone to this but it can also affect internal too to a lesser degree
The clicking you hear is referred to as the "Click of Death" as far as hard drives are concerned. It may sound like a regular click or ping.
And I am afraid it is as it says.
It was probably knocked, dropped, or maybe just mis-handled.
These are hard drives and not flash drives.
As such should be treated with care
If it is truly dead and you MUST have the information from it then the only real alternative is to send it to a data recovery expert.
These services are NOT cheap
It is possible that on external hard drives you may just be using the wrong USB lead try a shorter one preferably the one that came with it.
Another trick is to remove the drive from its enclosure and where a SUITABLE PC is available you can often connect it directly inside the PC.
If you are extremely lucky you might be able to salvage information but this is not always the case.
If it is the drive and it was in an enclosure you can always put a new one in there.
DO NOT PUT IT IN A FREEZER OF SLAP IT !
The freezer advice is meant for very old types of hard drives that used to get extremely hot and in very rare cases this extremely old trick was used just to get information from those old drives.
Hitting or slapping the drive causes shock on a hard drive that can kill it stone dead.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
If your hard drive makes a rattling or scratching or grinding noise, its not likely to work again. I have searched Google for this problem when it happened to mine and they recommended trying to put it in a freezer to chill it and because of metal shrinkage, it could allow the bearing to turn again more freely. Of course this is not a fix, but a possible solution to get it running long enough to get some data off of it before it heats up again. I hope this helps. There's not much else you can do other than send it to www.drivesavers.com who are a data recovery service that is highly rated.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
Sounds like the Hard Disk inside the Lacie has failed. Drives typically have an
average 5 year lifespan, some last longer and some can fail much
sooner. Unfortunately, you rarely have any warning.
Some things to try before we assume this is true -
1. Bad Cable - Well it is probably unlikely, but I would first try another USB cable just to make sure the cable is not damaged.
2. Power Supply - Try another power supply if you have or can borrow one.
Also powercycling both the drive and laptop could help - but i truly believe the drive went bad.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
Replace the hard drive. You have bad sectors in the MBR section or the head readers have become faulty.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Back up your files and buy a replacement drive the grinding noise is the hard drive experiencing mechanical failure and may stop working soon.
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
there is a usb port inside hd .box /many time it is damage and also usb cablle damage . so once time change this thing one by one to check. there is a rare chance to damage hdd. we have facinge many time same problem. this hdd and laptop hdd are same. only potr is diffrent, (nepal)
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
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One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
hope this helps
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