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Unable to locate Lacie Ethernet Disk Mini on the network

I have been using my Lacie Ethernet Disk Mini connected via my home wireless router for many months with no problems. I have been accessing it both through my home Macbook and home PC without trouble.
However, for some reason both computers are unable to locate the Lacie on the network. I know the drive still works as I can access it fine through my PC USB. But via the network it cannot be found. I have check all the network cables (i still have a green light at the ethernet point to the rear of the Lacie which I assume indicates something is happening). IP configuator cannot locate it. I'm not sure where to go next other than buy a new harddrive to back-up the Lacie up via USB. Are you able to suggest any remedial action. Many thanks.

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  • mazzse Oct 26, 2008

    I use the drive same way wireless och can only reach it trough the usb cable and have the same problem with the drive.

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Lacie's out to lunch..you may be experiencing the old drivers are shot issues..get em from the main site, and reinstall, ok?

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I have the Lacie Minidisk Ethernet 500 GB that contains all my house PC backup. I both an USB Minidisk Lacie (1 GB) in order to use MySafe feature but it never worked.


Hello Elio,

Use MySafe to back up the files stored on the Ethernet Disk mini Home to an attached USB storage device. This way, if files on the Ethernet Disk mini are damaged or accidentally deleted, you can restore them to their original locations.
There are three main steps to using MySafe,Connecting an external USB hard drive,Backing up files to the external USB hard drive,Restoring files to the Ethernet Disk mini (if necessary)
Before you can back up files, you need to connect a hard drive to your Ethernet Disk mini via the USB port on the back. Use a hard drive that is USB 2.0 compatible.
While connecting an external hard drive make sure your Ethernet Disk mini is turned on and connected to your network.Turn on the external USB hard drive.Connect the external hard drive's USB cable to the USB port on the back of the Ethernet Disk mini, just like you would connect the external hard drive to your computer.Confirm that the drive is properly connected. Log in and click on the Administer HipServ link. Click on USB External Storage under System.
To back up files, navigate to the file or folder you want to back up to the external hard drive and click on the disk icon in the "Backup" column of the file list.When you back up files to MySafe, the Ethernet Disk mini duplicates the file path in MySafe so that everything you back up is organized in MySafe just as in its original location. So, if you copy a file from MyLibrary, a MyLibrary folder will appear in MySafe, with all folders leading to the backed up file.

Always click the Safely Remove Drive button on the USB External Storage before unplugging your MySafe external hard drive. Wait for the interface to change and for the Use Drive button to appear before disconnecting the USB cable from the Ethernet Disk mini. Failure to safely remove your external hard drive before disconnecting the USB cable can cause data loss and/or damage the drive. Always use the Safely Remove Drive feature when disconnecting an external hard drive.

Jun 03, 2011 | LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini, 500 GB Hard Disk...

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Hi, I cannot connect my Lacie "EDmini Ethernet 400 gb" on to my laptop (dell with windows 7) via the Ethernet option? The blue light goes on but the disk cannot be found by my laptop. Could you...


First make sure usb cable connected to harddrive is working fine. try it in different usb ports. Press windows key +R key so you can see run then type in run "devmgmt.msc" then press ok so you can see device manager uninstall all usb drivers then it automatic install usb drivers. then check. Also you need to change registry for that type in run "regedit" then press ok then you can see registry editor then locate below key. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11 CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} And remove upper filter and lower filter.Then restart computer then check. Also locate the below key and make sure it's value is 3 not 4. HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\usbstor make sure start value is 3 not 4. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa

Feb 02, 2011 | LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini, 500 GB Hard Disk...

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Blue light come on when plugged into laptop but does not show on laptop


Hello,
this drive is mainly a Network drive. To use it with the USB, if you have a PC, you will need drivers that can be downloaded from LaCie. If you have a MAC, there are no way to use the drive with USB.
If you have a Router at home, connect the drive to it with an Ethernet cable and then use the LaCie Network Assistant to access it. It is easier.
Regards,

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I formatted the hard drive connecting it directly to the computer (using Windows XP). Then when i reassemble the Ethernet Big Disk, it turned on but it doesn't do anything. My question is: Is the...


Hello,
the OS of the Ethernet Big disk is on the hard drives, so you did erase them. This unit should only be formatted using the administration page drive format option.
LaCie usually does not give away the OS, so your option would be to close some other Ethernet Big Disk or Ethernet Disk Mini drives unto your now formatted drives.
Regards,

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I can't connect to Edmini via LAN nor USB. LAN computer doesn't detect then I tried to check edmini from browser then I get this message /www/cgi-bin/public/sharelist: line 246: cannot create temp file...


Just contact www.lacie.com great support. there answer for my drive was to upgrade the drive version and to reboot the drive. Maybe the last thing is enough. For me it worked.

If necessary update driver http://www.lacie.com/nl/support/drivers/driver.htm?id=10156

Follow the procedure below to reset the Network Space to factory defaults:
  1. Move the power switch to the OFF position. Wait for the drive to shut down.
  2. Turn ON the drive.
  3. Within about 3 seconds, flip the switch OFF and On several times.
  4. Immediately turn it ON
If the light flashes quickly, the unit is resetting itself. Attempt to connect to the drive again after about 1 minute using the default username and password (by default, they are both admin.)

Jul 29, 2009 | LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini, 500 GB Hard Disk...

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Disk will not power down. Has vanished from my computer, but router IDs it.


Well according to LaCie's support when the power button is failing to work and the fan becoming inconsistent it is due to the power supply failing.

This is because the OS controls the power button and if it cannot boot fully because of a power problem, then functions of the drive are turned off, including the power button.

They are going to send me a new one.

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Lost Connection


Most problems I have had with Lacie NAS have been due to duff power supplies. Seems odd that it should make a difference but it does: the power supply seems to make hte connection hang which  you then can't reset just by turning off hte power.

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Hard drive won't start up at all


Knowing LaCie the drive might need to be connected to a computer, or need a new battery.  If it is not the battery, try connecting the drive to your computer via ethernet or USB  and you might be able to get the data off of it 

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