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Repeated Sudden Device removal

I just bought my lacie hard drive and the icon keeps disappearing and reappearing every so often with the error message of improper device removal. It seems to be random and I can't figure out what's wrong with it.

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Do you happen to have Spaces (in Expose and Spaces) enabled? I had if off, then turned it on today and got this same problem with a Neso (Hitachi) hard drive. I then turned off Spaces, restarted, and now it seems to be running fine...

Posted on Dec 27, 2009

I also have this problem. help!

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

Me too, i bought a LaCie BigDiskExtreme+ (1tb) and it keeps giving me Device removal error.  I'm running Mac OSX Leopard.  Worked for 5 minutes, now everytime it turn it on it goes away and comes back up, always giving me the error message.  Any advice ?

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

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I/O error on Buffalo HD-PET500U2 Ext Hard Drive


The message "The Request Could Not Be Performed Because of an I/O Device Error" appears when Windows is unable to read the data on a storage device.


If this error message appears when attempting to access the files on an input/output (I/O or IO) device, such as an external hard drive, the file system on the drive could be damaged, the drive could be infected with a virus or the data connector inside the device enclosure could have come loose.


If troubleshooting the drive fails to fix the IO device error, formatting the drive might repair the device.

Connect the external hard drive to the computer.


Run an antivirus program.


Click the "Scan" tab or button, then click "Custom."

Uncheck all items in the list except for the drive letter assigned to the external drive.


Click "OK." Click "Scan" or "Scan Now" to run a virus scan on the hard drive.

Quarantine or remove any infections the virus scanner detects.


Click "Start." Input "cmd.exe" into the search field.

Press "Enter" to open Command Prompt. Input "chkdsk <drive>: /f /r" into Command Prompt.


Replace "<drive>" with the letter assigned to your external hard drive.

Press "Enter" to run CheckDisk on the drive.


CheckDisk will search for and repair detected errors or bad sectors.


Burn the files on the external hard drive to a set of DVDs or move the files to another drive, if possible.

If the IO device error reappears when attempting to move the files, disconnect the external hard drive from the computer.


Remove the power adapter from the drive.

Check the documentation included with the drive for instructions to take the drive apart.


If no instructions are available, contact the manufacturer for instructions or find out if disassembling the drive will void the drive's warranty.


Remove the screws securing the faceplate to the drive or from the edge of the enclosure. Insert the edge of a small, flathead screwdriver in between either side of the enclosure to wedge both sides apart.


Check the connections to the drive.

Confirm that the IDE or SATA interface is plugged into the back of the drive.


Reassemble the external hard drive, reconnect the power adapter and reconnect the drive to the PC.


Attempt to access the files on the drive.

If the IO device error reappears, return to Command Prompt. Input "format /fs:fat32 <drive>:" into the command-line prompt.


Replace "<drive>" with the letter assigned to the external hard drive.


Press "y" when the message "Proceed with Format (Y/N)?" appears.

The process will format the drive, erasing all data on the disk.


If the drive still fails to function after format, you will need to replace the drive.


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Upon start up I see the icon on my screen but then disappearing and reappearing along with all my other icon. the Lacie is disrupting my entire desktop & when I shut it down (Lacie) everything goe


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I think the problem is because mounting problem of the logical drive .In this case to access your data in the drive you just need a macbook hard drive recovery tool .Remove the drive from your pc install the drive in some other mac pc and start it in target mode .Install this recovery tool and start recovering files but save it in different healthy drive .I am suggesting this tool because it works good for my missing partition problem.But purchase the full version to get good results.The demo version link is here...

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Maybe the drive shakes and looses contact. Observe this very well and then shock it with paper, or anything that can hold it firm to the system.

Or check the back of the drive to see if it is in a physically good condition (that is if nothing is broken or if well fixed)

Check also if any pin is well positioned from the system, that is, where the drive fixes into.

And probably the drive is not 100% compatible with the windows or drivers installed.

Just keeping trying, and you will definitely find a lasting solution to the problem.

Best Wishes.

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Can't access my lacie external hard drive


I would first plug it in to a different PC, this will tell you if the problem is the Lacie or Windows Vista.
if it works on a different PC then remove it from Device manager or go to the Lacie website for Vista updates.

If it does not work on a different PC then there are 3 possibilities
1. the drive got cleared data lost
2. the enclosure is bad (I would bet on this)
3. the drive is bad

purchase a USB enclosure, remove the drive and install it in the new enclosure plug in and test.

Hope this helps
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