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Unit never revs up to 10,000 rpms it tries about four or five times then stops and gets a blue blinking light.lacie d2 quadra 500 gb

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Hello,
if the unit has the original hard drives inside (i never one with 10 000 rpm drives though), the problem might be caused by a power issue.
Please verify the power supply by plugging it into the wall then listening to it. It should be silent. If there is a high pitch noise or hissing, it is defective and needs to be replaced.
If replacing the defective power supply did not solve your issue or if the power supply did not have any issue at all, the internal components will need to be inspected.
If you replaced the internal drives with 10 000 RPM drives, it might be why the drives do not get enough power.
Regards,

Posted on Jan 12, 2011

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