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Hard disk replacement for lacie ethernet disk mini 250 gb

I would like to replace the hard drive of my lacie ethernet disk mini.
can i put a bigger hard drive or it has to be of the same size.
How should I replace & what is the procedure.

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  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    I'd like to swap the exisitng 250GB drive with a 500GB one. How do I do it?

  • trapizoid81 Jan 16, 2009

    My drive just died. Need to place it

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    I just want to increase the drive size, but when checking around I came across posts about this drive.
    The OS is Linux, and the partitions and system is on the hard drive itself.
    To change drives you will need to setup the OS on the new hard drive first and swap it into the EDmini case.


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I managed to fix mine with a little bit of work.
This website has a readme file that specifies the partitions. You must be using Linux.

http://gpl.nas-central.org/LACIE/ethernet_disk_mini_v2_-_ethernet_big_disk/EDmini_v2_partition_images/Readme

1. Plug the drive in a Linux computer, or use a Linux Live disk.
2. Create all the partitions according to the readme file. Use extended partition for the first "container". Linux Swap for the second partition. Use Ext3 format for the remaining.
3. Extract all the SDA6-8 files with bzip.
4. Use "dd" command to write those images to partitions sda6 - sda8 which you just created with this command: dd if=/dev/home/ubuntu/sda6 of=/dev/sda6 bs=512
5. Substitude /home/ubuntu above for the location where you placed the image files.
6. Once all 3 images have been written, the drive should be good to go. Put it back in the edmini, start it up and see if the website comes up. You may have the "format" the drive from the admin utility once its up and going.

Hope this helps.

use the "dd" command in

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