Doesnt appear on my desktop no matter which wire i use to connect it.
turns on, whirs and everything, but it won't appear on my desktop. i have important information in there and now i can't ever seem to be able to access it again.
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Re: lacie hard drive nonfunctional
You can try buying a new HD enclosure, then removing the HD from inside the one you got and mounting it inside the new one. Try also disconnecting completely the power cable from your computer for five minutes and then plug it back to the power and restart it. I know it sounds weird, but sometimes usb mass storage devices suffer troubles caused by electrostatic charges.
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I ran into this issue this week with my lacie big disk 500G external. Unit would power on when plugged into a pc blue light would flash and nothing no connection ding from windows.
Blue front light would flash repetedly slight ticking sound from drives but no connection i finally fixed this and gained access to my data by opening up the case and pluging my pc 12v connectors into both drives to power them up but leaving them connected to the lacie internals worked instantly and ive since copyed all my data off my 500 and will just transplant the drives to internal use on my pc. you cannot connect the drives internally and then copy the data due to the fact that they are raid 0 stripped drives so this hybrid setup works if your external case isnt powering up the drive correctly as mine wasnt.
Windows XP and most pcs running it does not natively support firewire,as it was developed by Apple computers. Most Firewire ports on PCs are 4 pin. Your PCI card ( and I take it, its a desktop youre referring to ) should have a 6 pin connection. Firewire connections also have a 7 watt supply via the bus. You may need to open the computer and see if the molex jack on the card is being powered by your computers power supply. Two firewire drives, especially the power hungry Lacie quadras, may be to much consumption for the card.
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Hi Jesse. Have you tried, or can you try the drive on another computer ? That's a good way to check if the drive itself is getting defective. I'd try that one first !
It could be also the firewire cable, have you tried another one ?
Else, it could be the hard drive in the lacie inclosure that's getting weak (you might wanna backup your data if you ever get it to be recognized, if there's anything that's important on it), or the lacie enclosure's firewire controller that's doing freegames.
I've seen such problems more than often, and if nothing has changed in your setup since it was working, i'm betting on the failed drive. They aren't that reliable as we know.
Hope that helps a bit. Thanks! cheebster.