Question about LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

1 Answer

My hard drive is clickin and I cant access any of it

My computer was running just fine. I did not shut down my computer in days so I just decided to go ahead and shut it down and restart just for no reason. I did that and thats it. It wont restart now. My hard drive started making clickin noise. I spoke with HP, since my computer is under warranty they agreed to give me new Hard drive at no charge. but the main problem is that, How do i get back up from my old drive.
I have 2-250 gb and 1-300 gb in my computer.
1-250 gb is not working. Its does not have operating system on it but it does have lots of my data. I removed that bad hard drive from my computer and it works fine. I tried to put the hard drive back in computer and restart but as soon as i plug hard drive back, it wont restart. Pretty much i m can't access that hard drive at all. What can i do to get the back up ?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 77 Answers
Re: My hard drive is clickin and I cant access any of it

You will probably need to get profession help in your area to ge tthe data back from the dead drive.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Cant eject my toshiba external drive

Is it listed in Computer? if so, right click, scroll down to Eject. If that fails shut down computer, unplug external drive USB and pry the door open or disassemble the case.

Dec 25, 2012 | Toshiba E05A050CAU3XW Canvio Hard Drive...

1 Answer

My Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 7200rpm SATA II 64mb cache drive just recently started making noise the past few days. My computer would hang up, precisely when my hard drive decided to wonk out

Sounds to me like your disc controller in the computer (on the motherboard) might be bad. Make sure you check your disk in the device manager.

Since you built this computer did you install the Chipset drivers?

Also look into the Bios at the AHCI setting and change it. I have seen times when changing it made the system accept the drive.

Jun 02, 2012 | Hard Drives

1 Answer

I bought this product few days ago. I cant retrieve WD 2T data, anything wrong with my USB 2.0? previously, i can access data and by sudden,it cant? does this mean that i do not use safely remove my drive...

if you didn't save anything important yet on the drive go ahead and reformat the drive.
try and write data to it and retrieve it.
if it doesn't work as well return it.

Mar 16, 2011 | Western Digital My Book Elite 2TB External...

2 Answers

One night before bed i was too tired to shut down my computer properly so i held down the power button to shut it down. the next morning i power up the computer and the screen that says i shut it down...

try creating a new user account, give it adminstrator level permissions, log in using the new account and copy files from the old account to the new one.

Oct 28, 2009 | Hard Drives

1 Answer

Cant detect my western digital hard drive help! philippnes!

Shut down the computer.Disconnect the ide cable from hdd .Just connect using primary hdd and boot the computer. Shut down the computer. Connect the secondary hdd both IDE and power cable. Restart the system and go to bios . Check if the both hdd are detected in bios. If detected boot to desktop. If not detected reset bios settings to default.Restart computer and check. IF still not detected shutdown computer.Disconnected secondary hdd and primary hdd,connected secondary hdd to primary ide connecter and check in bios. If still not detected try connecting secondard hdd on different computer and check.

Aug 17, 2009 | Hard Drives

1 Answer

Drive is a blinking brick of garbage.

Is the hard drive a USB external device?
Does the hard drive spin up at all or does it make clicking sounds?
If the hard drive spins it may not be faulty, it may be a faulty USB hard drive adapter case.
Put the hard drive in another USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a computer, if it still doesn't work then the hard drive has died.

Jul 24, 2009 | Seagate Free Agent Go Small 12 GB USB...

1 Answer

External drive not showing up at all

i was working with (easy hard lock) and than i lock my external hard drive
now i cant get access to my external hard drive
(the program said dont lock external hard drive but i did i didnt know that )

can someone help me please

Jan 21, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

2 Answers

External hard drive not openning

Good News, Your data is probably still safe. Go to best buy or online and buy a new cheap external usb case for your harddrive. you can find them for about 7-25 bucks. Make sure you get the right one for the hard drive in your lacie. Take the hard drive out of the lacie case and put it in the cheap case and you will have your data back. I had this happen to me before. If you need help just ask me... Hope this helps you

Jul 15, 2008 | Hard Drives

2 Answers

Hp hard drives

You can put the defective HDD in a computer thats running correctly and use the existing OS to gain access to it. That way you can extract all the info from it. Do not remove the main HDD, simply shut down the PC, open it, add the Hard Disk Drive to the MOBO and restart. you may get an option to decide which HDD you want to boot from, make sure you boot from the good one.
Make a file and extract all info.
If the new computer does not recognize the drive, there are steps you can take to find it.
I've done this hundreds of times and have had around 87% success.
Unfortunately, some HDD's are destroyed and no data can be extracted.

Good Luck

Jun 24, 2008 | Maxtor Hard Drive

1 Answer


One thing to remember is the some of the Simple drives requires the USB mini to conect to the drive and the TWO USB connects to be plugin to the computer.

Jan 15, 2008 | SimpleTech 250GB USB2.0 7200 RPM External...

Not finding what you are looking for?
LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive Logo

282 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top LaCie Hard Drives Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers


Level 3 Expert

6993 Answers

Are you a LaCie Hard Drive Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides