20 Most Recent LaCie Hard Disk design by Neil Poulton 500GB USB eSATA FW 7200RPM 8MB 500 GB FireWire 400 (1394a) Hard Drive Questions & Answers


You will need data recovery help. This guy does it remotely and works off of donations. FreeDataRecovery.us

LaCie Hard Disk... | Answered on Jul 12, 2011


Inside that LaCie external harddrive's enclosure is a regular SATA harddrive.
The kind that fits in a desktop computer (3.5 inches in width), or laptop. (2.5 inches across in width)

Open the external enclosure (Case) of the LaCie, remove the harddrive, and install it into a suitable external enclosure.
(Laptop size, or desktop size)

The external enclosure has a USB cable also. Just plug it into any available USB port on your desktop computer.

Do I know for a fact that the harddrive is okay, and this will fix the problem?
No sir/maam I do not.

But IMHO this is the first diagnostic method to use.

IF the harddrive is a desktop sized harddrive, it could be installed in your desktop computer as a Slave drive.
However the above method is so much easier, and it allows your harddrive to be an external harddrive once more.

Inside the external enclosure of the LaCie external harddrive, is a small circuit board that the Harddrive plugs into.
It is this small circuit board that receives the damage in most cases.

If the problem is the Harddrive itself, a professional data recovery shop will;

A) Try a new, or good used harddrive circuit board.
Check to see if the harddrive's circuit board received the damage.

B) If the circuit board proves to be good then the next step is to remove the Platters inside.
The room used is a Clean Room.
A room that is 99.9 percent dust free. (In most cases)

The Platters are installed into the case of a compatible harddrive, that has the Platters removed.
Then as much information as possible is copied off.

There are other methods data recovery specialists use also.

[A Harddrive is built in a Clean Room. 99.9 percent dust free. The technicians wear a Clean Suit, that resembles what a doctor would wear in an operating room.
They enter the work area after going through a corridor, fitted with air jets at various levels.

If a harddrive is opened up in a room that is not a Clean Room, the harddrive's 'life expectency' drops to a day, or a few hours. The dust 'kills' them ]

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/hard-disk.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpY8c7lT_7k&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax390l2A-AY

Observe the other videos also.

Examples of both a SATA 2.5 external enclosure, and a SATA 3.5 SATA enclosure,
(The Harddrive's width is measured in inches. (2-1/2 inches for a laptop drive, 3-1/2 inches for a desktop drive)

SATA 2.5 external enclosure,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3195233&CatId=2783

SATA 3.5 external enclosure,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4421576&CatId=2780


For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

LaCie Hard Disk... | Answered on Jul 03, 2011


if your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again, sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems
hope this helps

LaCie Hard Disk... | Answered on May 28, 2011


click start control panel administrive tools computer management scroll to disk drives if you can see your drive right click select properties tools tools you should see click check now click start tick in two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start or you might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box then wait for that to finish
also + to expand right click you should see options update driver disable uninstall scan for hardware changes
hope this helps

LaCie Hard Disk... | Answered on May 06, 2011


Hello,
LaCie Setup assistant is made to make it easier for the customer.
If you do not have it, you can format your drive using your MAC or PC and you can download manual and utilities from the LaCie website, which are the only things the assistant really does.
Regards,

LaCie Hard Disk... | Answered on Jan 12, 2011


Just an idea. When you set pass words or any important information write all information in a note book and keep it in a drawer someplace where you will not lose it. When things change write the new ones down and cross out the old ones. I save a lot of head aches that way.

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Jan 22, 2019


Pushing in the paperclip should unlock it, but if still jammed, may have to wreck drive by pulling off front of drive drawer thing. Maybe try putty knife to push cd down some of that's holding it from opening.

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Jan 22, 2019


Replace perhaps, but repair is most difficult. The electronics are miniature and it takes special tools to do repairs.

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Jan 02, 2019


Two ways this can go. If you are talking about the entire hard drive pulling it out and plugging the whole drive into another pc. Then you're fine

If you are talking about disassembling the hard drive and moving the disks inside. This is not something you can do.
This is what you will need.
1) a certified clean room surgical grade
2) tape
3) A matching drive/ hd board down to revision number
4) presision screw tools.
5) patience.

Or you will need to contact a professional data recover company.

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Dec 29, 2018


You need a new driver for sure, and here you can find it driverupdate us. This tool usually keep my drivers up to date (perfectly for now)
take a look

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Sep 14, 2018


Here is the user manual for your device:

https://www.lacie.com/files/lacie-content/manual/d2_dl_dvd_toast7_en.pdf

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Feb 09, 2018

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