Question about LaCie 2TB 2BIG QUADRA RAID EXT ESATA FW800 USB 2.0 RAID 0/1/JBOD

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Product: LaCie 2big quadra ((Professional 2-Disk RAID. I have no back-up with the 2 disks, and this soon after purchase (August 2010). Serial number: 5102001839. Disk 2 does not work. At the front, light blinks blue for 3 seconds, and red for half a second. At the back, on AUTO mode, on the left, Drive Status LED1 remains blue, and SAFE light remains blue on disk 1. On the right, Drive Status LED2 blinks blue/pink. RAID Mode LEDs labelled "fast" blink "pink" once per second. There is also some faint blinking light showing off from "big" (disk 2). I did not try to fix it. I just saved data on another external disk.

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If the failed hard disk drive is replaced with the exact same capacity, RPM and make of hard drive, then the array can be rebuilt. Raid 0 cannot be rebuilt as each drive contains half of the data, If RAID 1 then can be rebuilt as data on each drive is an exact copy. However if combination of RAID 0 and RAID 1 then can be rebuilt. It's best really to handel this hands on, I recommend taking it to a computer technician especially if the information on it is important.

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