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Model HD160U2E5-72 s/n A0575461 is dead

This external harddrive was working fine, but two days ago it was not responding when connected to power outlet.There was no response at all. Any idea what to do?

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  • kpr82 Aug 25, 2008

    My acomdata external hard drive was working fine, but in two times it was not responding when connected to power outlet and several days later start to work properly. Two days ago there was no response at all. I remove the actual hard drive from the case and connect it to a usb cable for external drives but nothing happened. ¥esterday when I turn the external drive on again it makes the usual noise and vibration, the indicator of activity pulse with a different color like usual but the computer does not recognize it. Right now there was no response at all. Any idea what to do?



  • vtrockster Sep 21, 2008

    the red and blue lights are alternatively flashing qyuickly. i can hear clicking with each cycle.

  • pcheuk Jan 01, 2009

    How do you open the case and remove the hard drive?

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Remove the actual hard drive from the case. Purchase a new external usb case for the drive. You can find them on the web from 7 to 29 dollars. Make sure you buy the right case for the drive 2.5 or 3.5 inch E-IDE or SATA ect. Install the hard drive from the old unit in the new case and you should be back on the road in no time.. Hope this was helpful....
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My external hd (fantom titanium) doesn't regularly open on my mac suddenly


fouad,

Inside the case of that Fantom is a regular harddrive.

Also inside that outer case is a small circuit board, that either the harddrive plugs directly into it; or there is an interface block the harddrive plugs into, and there are wires from it, that connect to the small circuit board.

(The USB cable is connected to the small circuit board)

It is this small circuit board that usually goes bad.

My suggestion is to remove the harddrive inside, purchase an economical external enclosure, and install the harddrive in it.
Have your harddrive back, and be able to use it as an external harddrive again also.

The Harddrive Inside:
Harddrives are measured by their Width.
A laptop harddrive is 2.5 inches across in width. (2-1/2 inches)
A desktop harddrive is 3.5 inches.

The Fantom Titanium II 500GB's harddrive inside, is 3.5 inches,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822204034

Details > Physical Spec > Form Factor > 3.5

What I can't tell you is whether it is an IDE (PATA) harddrive, or a SATA harddrive.
However this external enclosure for 3.5 inch harddrives, is for both IDE, (PATA), and SATA harddrives,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817388014R

[ You can also look at the label on the harddrive, and look up it's model number online, to see if it is IDE or SATA. Just type the model number in your search bar ]

Just want to include information on IDE (PATA), and SATA, in case you are interested,

IDE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA

SATA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA

Regards,
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It was working fine and then I went to turn it on


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Sometimes the hard drive will connect and sometimes it won't.


There have been problems plaguing the LaCie external harddrives, for quite some time now.

The issue directly relates to the interface, inside the external enclosure. I don't know if you are acquainted with harddrive designs, or the interface that they plug into. If you are, disregard the following.

This is an average example of an IDE harddrive, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hard_drive-en.svg
Looking at this illustration, note where it points to -> IDE Connector. The illustration isn't very good, but those dots are metal pins.
The connection inside your external harddrive,
that connects to the harddrive itself, is called an Interface. This is a plug that has socket holes, to match those metal pins.

Now we go a little deeper. There are two types of harddrives. One is an IDE harddrive, the other type is a SATA harddrive. Your LaCie
will have a SATA harddrive inside.
Instead of the 40 pins that an IDE harddrive has, the interface for a SATA harddrive has 7.
(It has 15 pins for the power connection)

Now my solution:
Should you wish to save data that is on your LaCie external harddrive right now, I suggest you buy an external enclosure, (SATA), take out the hardrdive thats in your LaCie, and install it in the enclosure.

Since, the dimensions of the, LaCie design by Porsche 160GB external harddrive are:
Height -> 1.4 inches, (About 1-1/2 inches)
Width -> 4.4 inches, (About 4-1/2 inches)
Length -> 7.4 inches, (About 7-1/2 inches),
I'm willing to bet the harddrive inside is a desktop harddrive size. (3.5 inches across in width)
http://www.lacie.com/download/datasheet/porsche_hd_en.pdf

These are examples of 3.5 inch SATA external enclosures,
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=2780&name=3.5-eSATA-enclosure&Nav=|c:2778|&Sort=0&Recs=10
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Hi,

it does sound like the Hard drive enclosures circuit board may be the problem, there are ways to get the data off that will void your warranty, or there are services you can send it to who will get your data back for you and then replace it.

Let me know what your preference is and I can assist you either way.


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