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One disk blinking, no network connection

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after only a week my LAcie box started to make trouble. I have configured the safe mode. After switching the storage off and on again one disk did not stop to blink red and blue, so did the front light. I also did not have network access at this time. I find this strange since during initial synchronization I also had immediate network access. several times I was able to fix this by pulling the power cable (switch did not react as well) and switching on again. After some seconds both disks were blue again. This happened just now and I took the chance to look into the system log. But there is nothing whatsoever about the previous start attempt that produced the blinking disk.

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  • schupp Jul 15, 2008

    just realized I didn't tell the product type. It's a Lacie 2big Network.

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SOURCE: Big Disk disapeared

before anyone can help you with this they would need to know the operating system you using and possibly the hardware your using, and anything that may have changed, moving equipment changing anything power outages unplugging anything, anything that happened before the problem occured, also does the disk make any new noises or is it not spinning, put your hand on the case while its off and turn it on you should notice a slight vibration start this means its at least spinning, also are the led's(lights) illuminating as they did before or are they flashing or an odd color, also how are you trying to access the drive, from a file manager(finder/explorer/etc.) or an application(imovie/windows movie maker/etc.) and where was the icon normally, if using a mac it should normally mount directly to the desktop by itself, in windows it will appear in my computer after it has mounted, open the device manager and check to see if windows can see it at all....right click on [my computer] and select [properties] then click on the [hardware] tab then click the [device manager] button, expand the usb list or whatever type of connection is used for the disk, and see if it shows up also check in the removable storage areas and the hard drive list.

Posted on Apr 21, 2007

SOURCE: Lacie 500 GB usb external hard drive clicking, and blinking....

Ive solved the Whole Lacie wont mount problem.... Thanks to Lacie support center, Best Buy, The internet and several Tech shops I took my crashed lacie d2 quadra 500 GB hard drive to for help when it crashed. They didn;t help and none of the stuff I bought helped either. Here is the solution: Take any of your crashed lacie Hard drives (That are clicking and making a noise to a Windows OS) FOOTNOTE: NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS, YOUR LACIE HAS NOT CRASHED AND DOES NOT NEED DATA RECOVERY$$$$$$$$ Take it to a Windows (XP worked on mine) install your lacie one button disk, after its installed properly, Run the lacie one button recovery by clicking the blinking and clicking switch on the hard drive the program will come up and show the Lacie Hard drive. Go to windows control panel and run add hardware program and search once. (if it hasnt mounted it will not find it) just let the search go through once and after it says can-not find hardware leave it open. Go to My Computer and open it, keep the window open that shows all of your drives. Wait about 4-8 hours depending on what you have going on (go to the movies or go to sleep) and come back and your lacie drive will be mounted. (THIS IS NOT THE LAST STEP- DONT GET HAPPY YET) This is whats going to burn your attitude to a new level. The Lacie Hard drive is SUPER un responsive. I advise opening just the main window and taking a look at all the folders and files you have on them. ( i solved mine by simply erasing the Video files. Final cut pro cache folders etc.) if you use your hard drive for things like editing video and audio then more than likely your drive is slightly corrupted (don't get angry) this does not mean its trashed, it means that there is a problem with file structure and a single or several files confused the hard drive. Once again your lacie is not trash. I used mine for video editing in Final cut Pro, and Audio in Pro Tools, among other things like saving photos and software, etc... Just take the time to simply delete what you know you dont need.. or even better, format the entire drive and it will be like new. Another step you can take in mounting your Lacie is to download Mac Drive 7, install it on a PC- not MAC, this process WILL NOT work on a MAC (none of these steps will work on a mac- Trust me, not matter what these nerds say, dont believe that it will- its going to cost you.) Install the Mac Drive 7 on a pc, run the Error Check and repair function and it will take about an hour depending on what you have on your drive and how many errors are found. and It will fix the drive. As stated previously - these steps will ONLY MOUNT YOUR DRIVE. Access to the files and folders on your drive will be very unresponsive. Basically if you plan on copying a movie to your desktop forget about it. 30Mb would take about 2 hours. 6Kb took close to 4 mins to copy from the lacie. You wont be able to back it up so forget about that too. Just follow the begining steps and find out what has done this to your Lacie (you know what it is!). As stated previously- I used my LACIE D2 qudra 500 GB Hard drive (that is only 6 months used) for average things like downloading, uploading, saving, etc... the same things you do, Plus I ran Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, and a S**T load of other programs on this drive and what confused or "Corrupted" my lacie and made it BLINK, CLICK, and make STRANGE

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

IB4G2008
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SOURCE: Unable to locate Lacie Ethernet Disk Mini on the network

Lacie's out to lunch..you may be experiencing the old drivers are shot issues..get em from the main site, and reinstall, ok?

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SOURCE: Lacie 2big Triple 2T - Raid 1 LED's blinking

Solved! After 17 hours of blinking, the status of the 3 leds is now to fixed blue. You just have to be patient...
Note that I had only put 1GB of data on the drive. I expect that the resynchronization time is not proportionnal to the amount of data on the disk!

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

Geekman
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SOURCE: Disk no longer powers up

You may have a faulty power adapter, you need to check if it has +12volts & +5volts with a multimeter. You might be able to borrow a power adapter to test the drive before you pull it apart.

To test the hard drive.
Remove the hard drive from the case and connect it directly to the IDE cable (or SATA cable) and the power connector inside your computer. Depending whether the drive is on a IDE cabe on its own, then the jumper can be set to either Master or Slave.
If the drive is on the same cable as your existing hard drive then the 320Gb drive should be jumpered as a slave drive.

When you boot up your computer check the BIOS to see if it detects the 320Gb drive, if OK then let it boot up into Windows.
If you then click on My Computer you should see your C: drive as well as your 320Gb drive (might be D: drive). You should be able to Explore/view the files on this drive, if so the drive is OK then the power adapter or the hard drive USB box is faulty.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Strange noises, disk won't fully spin or start up...

Your AC adapter is "dying", and must be replaced.
Is it still under "warranty", i.e., you contact LaCie,
get an RMA (Return Materials Authorization) number,
they ship you a new adapter. If you ship them the old adapter,
within a week, they will _not_ charge your credit-card the $30.

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

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