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Lacie hard drive 500gb

Hello I've got a lacie 500gb hd that won't stop flashing the blue light and won't appear on the desktop anymore. I have others connected with no problem. Please could you help.
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  • ERNTRU Dec 28, 2008

    My Lacie d2 500gb has just stopped working. I tried reconnecting it but it no longer shows up in windows "MY COMPUTER" . All attempts to revive it have failed. Begining to think this drive has a manufactures built in self destruct device so you have to by a new one after a time (and lose all your photos and data (evil B's) keeps the factory employed but stuff's us. Epson printers have chips in them which stop them working after a time maybe all manufacturers are now up to these tricks. I am thinking of going back to film photography now that I have lost all my 10,000 family photos. Evil B's. The cost of digital is not going to be worth it if all manufacturers start fleecing us. Any one know how I can salvage all my photos from this **** Lacie d2 500gb? Only about 30gb has been used so far.

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@venkatpatcha WHAT? I re-read your "fix" a couple of times and don't know what in the hell it is you're trying to say.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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Ther is no problam remove from the system and re fit the drive this type of opration do rarley but dont do regulary only some times

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You gotta partition it first. http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/help/d9a4d35e-efdf-406c-a049-0860180129a71033.mspx

Except don't format the ones that already have a Letter (or u screwed urself there)

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If you can hear clicking then I am afraid there is a serious problem with the hard drive.

The noise you can hear is usually known as "the click of death" when referring to hard drives.

Make sure you use ONLY the cable that came with it or a SHORTER one.

Dont connect via a USB hub

Make sure you only user the power supply that CAME WITH IT.

Most common causes are that the drive unit was dropped or mishandled or just plain old age

There is no known cure unless the data is mission critical

In which case you could sent it to a data recovery specialist but this is usually VERY expensive.

If you are advised to place it in a freezer or anything similar then that is up to you
but my advise would be to run from the person who may give this advise.

This is very old fashioned advice and meant for very old types of drives that used to get very hot.

If it a drive that was / is from an external enclosure then you could still use the enclosure and just place a new hard drive in there.

Another way to test it it to remove it from the enclosure and connect it directly to a PC with a suitable interface eg. SATA or IDE.

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try it on different usb ports on your system
try replacing the cable which connects the hard drive with the usb port
if this does not works the problem lies in the portable hard drive and i think it would be under warranty period so get it checked

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Hello! Had the same problem - go onto the Lacie official website. Select whatever type of drive that it is you have, and simply go onto the software update page. I literally downloaded the desktop manager (I own the Sam Hecht Little Disk) and it appeared! Good luck

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The disks inside the HD are not spining. The creaking noise is the HD trying to start. Next time when it does start transfer all the files ASAP cause your drive is about to die.

rmatheson@wowway.com

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Contact Lacie support for a new power supply. I had the same problem, contacted Lacie support, they sent me a new power supply with power cord and all is well now.

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500Gb Lacie D2 Quadra with the same problem of flashing led and not mounting on the desktop (Mac G4 Mirror), traced to the power supply (57w) going down on power, both 12v and 5v supplies are available but the main power to run the drive drops to below an adequate output, hence the clicking and whirring evident from the drive with simultaneous flashing led.

Testing with another Lacie power supply (250Gb D2) this time a 34w unit got the drive up and running, however, and this is the reason for this post, this lower power PSU failed a week later whilst waiting for a warranty replacement from Lacie (5 weeks and still waiting for the new PSU from them. they have no stock)

Message for all Lacie D2 users, check the power supplies first, test with another Lacie PSU, do not run the drive on a lower rating (34w) PSU it will fry it and leave you with another failed power supply.

If you are in a tight spot use the temporary power supply to move your data to another drive and get the correct 57w power supply before running the drive again.

Don't do as I did assume any Lacie power supply will run any Lacie hard drive, they won't, fortunately I had a second back up, but am 2 drives down and no new PSU's available to buy anywhere.

Try and purchase another spare 57w power supply, something all D2 users should do for long term security, as these do not seem to be very reliable and getting warranty support from Lacie on these is currently impossible.

The lack of 57w power supplies from Lacie and its distributors across the world is surely a warning to be noted!!!!!!

Buyers beware!

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check wires connecting them together first, ok?

then, turn off the LaCie, connect to your MacPro, and then turn on the drive..

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need printer drivers update?

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