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My LaCie hard drive is not being recognized by my computer. When I turn it on it sounds like it is starting up and then it makes a clicking noice and then does nothing. It less than 1 year old - what is going on?

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It sounds like your Lacie has died as the clicking noise it the drive attempting to find the tracks on the disk itself and not suceeding . Most Lacie products have a 12 month warrantee on them and so would suggest taking it back to the supplier and getting it replaced
Hope this helps

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

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  • bradleighann Oct 02, 2010

    That is what we were afraid of - this is the 2nd one we've had in the last 2 years. All they do is sit in our office and get turned on when we back up photos - are they really that big of a piece of junk?

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    Nick Kail Oct 02, 2010

    The later Lacie drive normally have Western digital drives inside them which are a little touchy when it shock and temp changes unlike the more robust seagates. In saying that I have a Lacie here that is over 3 years old and has been bounced around which is when they had the Samsung drives installed

  • Banganomics Jan 26, 2011

    It is possible that there isn't enough power to the hard drive. I have been in a position where an additional 5V power supply is necessary to provide additional capacity .

  • Nick Kail
    Nick Kail Jan 27, 2011

    The clicking is the drive "hunting" for the info on the disks so that it can then pass it up to the computer who can then do are "there you are" and put the drive up on the screen for you. If you want to be sure that it is the drive itself you could void the warranty by opening it up and put the drive into a PC . If the drive is SNAFU then looking at the price of Hard drives you could just buy one and replace it



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