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Try pluging the device to another Pc to see if the device works

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Unit never revs up to 10,000 rpms it tries about four or five times then stops and gets a blue blinking light.lacie d2 quadra 500 gb


Hello,
if the unit has the original hard drives inside (i never one with 10 000 rpm drives though), the problem might be caused by a power issue.
Please verify the power supply by plugging it into the wall then listening to it. It should be silent. If there is a high pitch noise or hissing, it is defective and needs to be replaced.
If replacing the defective power supply did not solve your issue or if the power supply did not have any issue at all, the internal components will need to be inspected.
If you replaced the internal drives with 10 000 RPM drives, it might be why the drives do not get enough power.
Regards,

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I have the same problem too on my 2big form lacie . If I use 2x 1,5 tera disk in "fast mode" or in "big mode" my disk manager only shows 746 gigs available (it should be at least 2,5 terra).
If I use "safe mode" so my system can see 1,3 tera available, wich is normal for a raid mirror configuration.
I hope to find a solution quickly.

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if still in warrenty return to reseller for replacement but if outta warrenty open it up and try the hard drive in a pc and see if it works ok if it does u just need a replacement external caddy which can be found quite cheaply on most auction websites ;)

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Will not show up in finder or on desktop,


Is it running? Of late Lacie have had loads of (well documented) problems with power supplies failing and also of some cases failing.
best thing is to connect it to another computer (Mac or PC) and see if it shows up there. That will either eliminate or confirm the drive (Use a known working cable though).

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Contact Lacie support for a new power supply. I had the same problem, contacted Lacie support, they sent me a new power supply with power cord and all is well now.

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500Gb Lacie D2 Quadra with the same problem of flashing led and not mounting on the desktop (Mac G4 Mirror), traced to the power supply (57w) going down on power, both 12v and 5v supplies are available but the main power to run the drive drops to below an adequate output, hence the clicking and whirring evident from the drive with simultaneous flashing led.

Testing with another Lacie power supply (250Gb D2) this time a 34w unit got the drive up and running, however, and this is the reason for this post, this lower power PSU failed a week later whilst waiting for a warranty replacement from Lacie (5 weeks and still waiting for the new PSU from them. they have no stock)

Message for all Lacie D2 users, check the power supplies first, test with another Lacie PSU, do not run the drive on a lower rating (34w) PSU it will fry it and leave you with another failed power supply.

If you are in a tight spot use the temporary power supply to move your data to another drive and get the correct 57w power supply before running the drive again.

Don't do as I did assume any Lacie power supply will run any Lacie hard drive, they won't, fortunately I had a second back up, but am 2 drives down and no new PSU's available to buy anywhere.

Try and purchase another spare 57w power supply, something all D2 users should do for long term security, as these do not seem to be very reliable and getting warranty support from Lacie on these is currently impossible.

The lack of 57w power supplies from Lacie and its distributors across the world is surely a warning to be noted!!!!!!

Buyers beware!

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There are companies that can recover the date from the disk of a failed hard drive, check online, It is expensive.

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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.

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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. Hope this helps.

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