Question about LaCie External USB 2.0 500GB 7200 RPM 500 GB Hard Drive
Lacie 500 gb making clicking sound. It is not being recognised by My Computer. When connected to PC the lacie seems to stop or slow down other pc programs. have tried disconnecting the power supply from the lacie and reconnectin. No Joy. Seemed to freeze while copying music files from 'C' drive (My documents) to lacie external device.
Any suggestions worth trying?
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!!!!!!
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
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