Trouble seeing my lacie drive possible mounting issue
I really need some help. My 2 big triple 1TB Lacie hard drive will not show up on my desktop. I have tried to repair it in disk utility but, the repair disk button is light gray so I cannot click on it. Also the mount button is light gray so I can't click on it either.
What else can I do??? I have tried changing all the possible settings safe 100, big, fast,jbod. None of these work. I get the disk insertion error which says intialize, ignore or eject. I have about 500 gigs of footage on the drive so I cannot intialize it or I will loose everything. Please help!
Re: trouble seeing my lacie drive possible mounting issue
Not sure if this is the exact same issue, but I couldn't get the drive to mount with different connections, etc. The problem turned out to be the power adapter. If you've got the same kind of adapter on another drive, switch it out and see if your drive shows up. Good luck.
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your drive can be used with any D2 or Big Disk power supply as well as some LaCie Porsche power supplies (you need to make sure the connector is the same).
Searching for LaCie Power supply on eBay will give you a few hits that match your needs.
the first step will be to verify your power supply. When it is plugged to the wall power outlet, it should be silent (no hissing or high pitch noise) and the green light should be on on the power supply.. If it is not the case, replacing it might solve your problems.
Second step is to verify if it is an interface problem. Try using a different port on the drive.
If no success, start Disk Utility and look to the left if you have any mention of a drive of 1TB. If you do, the partition of your drive might be corrupted. You can try running First Aid from Disk utility if its available, else you will need to try a partition repair software or a Data recovery program.
There are a few available that you can get a free copy to see if the data is available before you buy.
I have the same problem too on my 2big form lacie . If I use 2x 1,5 tera disk in "fast mode" or in "big mode" my disk manager only shows 746 gigs available (it should be at least 2,5 terra). If I use "safe mode" so my system can see 1,3 tera available, wich is normal for a raid mirror configuration. I hope to find a solution quickly.
It sounds like the RAID controller in the LAcie drive may have failed. When this happens generally the data on the drive is left intact but you will require a new casing for the drives and the help of a data recovery pro to get the files off before you can re-initialize the set. Unfortunately all the good free/cheap utilities work only on single drives so you will need the help of a pro with high level software and additional equipment to retrieve the files.
If you are in North America I would recommend Armor-IT Data Recovery, they're listed in the FixYa service database for most US states. If you're outside North America, post your location and I will help you find an appropriate service.
It's all about the interfaces.
The Quadra has four interfaces:
• FW 400
• FW 800
• USB 2.0
The triple has all but the eSATA interface listed above.
For doing video work you want a big drive with a fast interface. If you have eSATA available then that's the fastest. If you don't then you're just as well off to go with the triple interface. The FW 800 would be the next fastest, then the USB 2.0, then the FW 400.
Because of the way that data is transferred I believe that when doing video work you would be best served by the FW 400 instead of the USB 2.0 even though the USB is faster I don't believe it is a full duplex communication so the FW 400 is actually better for video.
I had the same problem and surprisingly, after many attempts to get the drive to mount with different connections, etc., the problem turned out to be the power adapter. If you've got the same kind of adapter on another drive, switch it out and see if your drive shows up. Good luck.
The internal Drive is a standard 3.5 inch IDE 7200RPM unit. you can indeed upgrade this to a 1TB drive as long as it's IDE wether 2.5 or 3.5. Luckily when Lacie was originally offering these drives you could get these in 1TB, so that won't be an issue.