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Hard drive making strange alarm/chiming noise and won't load onto desktop

I have just plugged in my Lacie hard drive and it is making a strange sort of alarm/chime noise and will not load onto my desktop.

Can someone suggest what the problem is?

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  • charlottemil Jan 16, 2008

    It is a La Cie d2 Quadra external hard drive with both firewire 400, firewire 800 and USB 2.0 connections. It is about a year old, but hasn't been used a great deal so is still in impecable condition. Which is why I do not understand why it is making this strange noise. It isn't just a regular 'broken' sound, like clicking or anything. It plays a kind of alarm, which I can only assume is a bad thing and it fails to load onto the desktop. I am extremely worried as there is a lot of important data on there.

    I am assuming that the best thing to do is get a data retrieval done through LaCie. Or would anyone suggest another course of action?

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2008

    having the exact same problem

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2008

    Exact same problem..how do u fix it??

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2008

    Very strange noise as if a electric motor or vacuum is on.

    After some time it shuts offf

  • deanern1 Aug 05, 2008

    I have the same exact problem!!!!!!!

  • koconnor Aug 10, 2008

    Same problem here too - it just started making an alarm sound.

  • snobbyking Aug 28, 2008

    Same problem here: hard drive not recognised and making a chiming noise

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    Reboot

  • romanticwalk Sep 16, 2008

    Same problem,

    When turned-on, sounds as though disk begins to spin, fan turns-on... then everything stops, and it starts over again.




  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    Same problem!!

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Listen to your power supply and see if it is making a faint buzzing noise. Try your device with a new power supply. With a new power supply my drive now runs fine, and was not corrupted.

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

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Same here, LaCie 500 GB, some strange sounds and its not showing anywhere on my XP. please if anyone have anything to help, just let me know, LaCie is the worst storage devices I ever used.

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Yes i am having the same problem there shit

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That's strange to me!! I do believe that it is a hard drive, right? it is brand new?

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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