Question about LaCie External USB 2.0 500GB 7200 RPM 500 GB Hard Drive

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Not making a clicking noise, but actually playing a really wierd sound

It's not a 500GB, but the 160 (I think) designed by FA Porsche. When I turn it on it literally sounds like it's playing a little song for about 50 seconds and the LED light is yellow. When it's done the LED goes green but doesn't do anything else. The computer doesn't ever recognize that it's attached and the Drive makes no noise like it's running. It's the wierdest friggin' thing

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  • Stephan7 Jun 07, 2008

    Same thing happens to me, without the light switching. its always orange... this is really upsetting!

  • Anonymous Jun 23, 2008

    i have a big disk (1TB) and it plays about 4 notes in repetition, changing the base pitch as the drive spins up. this is my second LaCie hard drive (they replaced the first under warranty after it failed 3 months in), and i can absolutely guarantee you it's the last LaCie drive i own.


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Does it sound like one of these(under Maxtor): http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php ?
Then it's a seized spindle... Can't fix it, only replace.

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The tones in repetition sound could be a defective harddrive. I've had that happen once on an internal harddrive...

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