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Windows7 wont read wd1600 caviar as a external drive ???


Did you install the western digital drive softare? There should have been a disk with the drive, which you run when you have installed the drive. It tells the computer there is a new hdd in town. If you don't have the disk, google Western Digital, find their website, and search for HDD driver software, with the model number of your drive. You should be able to download the drivers to your computer, and install them that way.

Nov 05, 2012 | Western Digital Caviar WD1600BB 160 GB...

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Can not read the ssd lacie usb on any computer


click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X

you will need to update/reinstall drivers

right click to reinstall drivers


if you can see your usb drive but its not working

ports (com&lpt) right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem


check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems to a computer and its parts


if you need more help with post a reply


hope it helps

Sep 23, 2012 | LaCie 60GB USB30 FastKey SSD (130979

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My Western Digital Caviar WD1600BB 160 GB hard drive in my dvd recorder is making a clicking sound, how do I test to see if it is the heads that are faulty or the circuit board?


Hi,
Welcome to Fixya. If you are hearing a loud ticking or high pitch noise on the hard drive it means that the hard drive will be defective anytime soon. If you can take out the hard drive and backup the files on you computer and replace the hard drive on the computer. Loud noise can be caused by a bad spindle or the hard drive or the hard drive is frying inside the dvd recorder.
If you have questions please let me know. Thanks

Oct 10, 2011 | Western Digital Caviar WD1600BB 160 GB...

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Hello. I have a LACIE EDMINI-V2 that won't start, no disk noises, no light from led in front button, nothing. I have dismantled the box, connected the disk drive to my PC and its ok, measured the 5V and...


I owned one just like this and the power supply failed at about 1 year. It turns out it's a fairly common problem. Since you have the device open, does the controlboard/motherboard look burnt at all?
If it is not damaged, you may be able to buy a replacement power supply here: http://www.lacie.com/products/range.htm?id=10030
If it is damanged, then you may still be under manufacturer warranty, contact Lacie here: 503-844-4503 sales@lacie.com
Please leave feedback for this answer, thanks.

Mar 09, 2011 | LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini, 500 GB Hard Disk...

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LaCie Big Disk 500GB not showing up


1. the usb connector in the PC may have a broken board contact needs soldering or replacement.
2. there may be a broken USB cord to the external usb drive
3. the electronic controller in the USB case may not be working.
4. A new case may be needed with a new controller.

Jul 08, 2010 | LaCie Big Disk Extreme 500 GB Hard Drive

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The drive is not listed in


Try a replacement USB cable first, and test the LaCie on a different computer, to ensure the fault is on the external storage unit, and not a computer system problem.

There are two possibilities:

The LaCie USB/ATA controller board is faulty.
In this case you can simply take apart the enclosure and mount the disk into a new enclosure. New Lacie are SATA, but double check the hard disk connector to ensure.

The hard disk inside is faulty.
In this case repair may be expensive. You need to locate a data recovery facility with a 'clean room' , the cost is usually more than $800.

If this happened after a power surge, then the problem is most likely a faulty controller board.

If instead you have dropped the hard disk it is possible an hard drive failure, in that case repair will be expensive.

A replacement enclosure will stfrom art about $20 on Ebay or Amazon, and must not necessarily be LaCie.
Check if your LaCie is Sata or PATA (IDE) before buying the enclosure.

Oct 20, 2009 | LaCie 250GB External USB2.0 7200rpm 250 GB...

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Can wd 1600bb be replaced with alternative


Generally your hard drive CAN be replaced with almost any other, just make sure you get the same type, as in IDE or SATA drive for a replacement.

Oct 06, 2009 | Western Digital Caviar WD1600BB 160 GB...

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Lacie Multimedia hard drive 500gb not powering up.


YOU MAY OF SHORTED OUT THE CONTROLLER BOARD FOR THE DEVICE DRIVE, THEY MAKE REPLACEMENT BOARDS FOR YOU DRIVE YOU HAVE TO CONTACT THE VENDER OF THE DRIVE AND TELL THEM WHAT HAPPEN AND YOU NEED TO GET ANOTHER CONTROL BOARD SENT OUT UNLESS YOU BOUGHT AN EXTENTED WARRENTY THAN YOU ARE COVERED, IF YOU BOUGHT THREW A CREDIT CARD THAN SEE IF THE CC COMPANY DOES EXTENDED WARRENTYS ON COMPUTER EQUIPMENT IN PLACE, SOME CC COMPANYS DOUBLE THE WARRENT OF THE MFG.

ROD

Feb 02, 2009 | LaCie External USB 2.0 500GB 7200 RPM 500...

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Lacie hard drive


The problem is just external...Hdd is fine..Just buy new external couse there is no way to repair it

Jan 12, 2008 | LaCie Design by F. A. Porsche 160 GB Hard...

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NO device decteted


Lacie Porsche drives in my experience or infamous for not having the most durable bridge boards. The bridge board is a chip that has a chipset on it which take the SATA or PATA connection and send it to the USB and or Firewire ports on the enclosure. If the drive is powered up, you should get a small red or orange light on the front. When connected to either mac or pc ( porsches are MS_DOS formatted out the box ), if it does not mount or does not appear in DISK UTILTY, then it is a high probability that the enclosure/bridge board has failed and the drive ( if not making grinding, buzzing, clicking or beeping sounds) will have to be extracted and placed into a more stable enclosure. Hope this helps.

Sep 27, 2007 | LaCie Design by F. A. Porsche 160 GB Hard...

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