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1 TB My Passport - Flashing Light and Not Recognized by Computer

It was working fine. Today I took it out of its case (it lives in a case in a drawer) and plugged it in to my Mac Book. Light came on for a bit, then started flashing. It did not appear on my Desktop as usual. I don't feel it spinning either.

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I lave lots and lots of experience with LaCie Drives (I have 6 of the 2TB models). Every, every, every time a drive fails or runs slowly, it is the power supply. I have now replaced 5. They run very hot (so does the drive), and fail pretty often. It looks like the voltage drops just a smidge, and access times seem to increase, i.e., the drive "runs slow". Then it won't boot at all, and the blue light keeps blinking. Fortunately LaCie has replacement power supplies in the store. Buy a couple extra. I am married to the LaCie drives now, or I would probably switch brands. I kind of guess that they know about this because I contacted the help desk, and he wasn't surprised. Maxtor has a nice drive, and the Calvary drive is $150 cheaper. A drive is a drive I guess. By the way, if anyone is listening, how about building a QUIET, COOL drive with and INTERNAL POWER SUPPLY? GOT IT? All the cords and power supply bricks make me crazy. It might be nice to see a stackable drive where the top of one drive mates to the bottom of another, carrying network info as well as power to the drive above. Hint, hint. We all are building systems with ungodly amounts of storage. Too bad the manufacturers aren't building drives with the durability we need.

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If the drive is not spinning up, then you may have a damaged pcb, Have you tried this drive on another system. If your drive uses the mini USB connector. I have found that the solder joint is not soldered properly, I had the same issue, then upon soldering the connection USB connector at the pcb of the enclosure( not the drive) this fixed the problem. Let me know what you find, Dennis Sigala Computer Design Technologies, LLC

Posted on Jan 10, 2011

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