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It's time to replace the housing.,

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Feb 13, 2015

Refer its user manual for details. Its specification page will have all. Gopakumar Gopalan Google

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Feb 11, 2015

My suggestion would be to copy all the data to another drive temporally. Then reformat the lacie drive using your new computer, install truecrypt, move the data back over. The issue could have to do with the filesystem of your hard drive.

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Jan 26, 2015

Most likely, your cable is the issue. Either it is partially unplugged at one of the two ends, bore it has a bad spot in the cable. See if you can borrow another cable from somebody to test this. If it is not the cable, then it is either your graphics card for your monitor. Hopefully it is just the cable that is a cheap fix.

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Dec 16, 2014

Firstly you can change the data cable then retry it. If not working then the problem is power problem then need to professional technician and repair. Thanks

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Dec 14, 2014

If you have not formatted the drive for use previously, you need to format it. However, if you have already done so and it is still flashing, chances are that the drive inside the external enclosure has gone bad and needs to be replaced. If you have stored any data on it that is irreplaceable (such as your only copy of family photos), then before you replace the drive (especially before sending it in for warranty service), you should consider how important that data is to you and whether you wish to spend the money on a reputable data recovery service such as Ontrack (found at Kroll Ontrack recognized leader in legal technologies and data recovery...). Be aware that such services tend to cost around $1000. Fortunately, if you tell the service what data is most important to you and they are unable to get that (even if they can get everything else), many services will not charge you for said recovery but will provide you with what they were able to recover.

I hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Oct 19, 2014

You can't connect a hard drive to an iPad.

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Sep 27, 2014

Please specific what OS you are using. Also is the drive internal or external.

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Sep 27, 2014

You MAY POSSIBLY be able to take the raw hard drive out of the case and connect it directly inside a desktop computer; it may be a standard ATA or SATA drive. If you can do that, transfer all the data to another hard drive (internal or external or network) directly.

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Aug 04, 2014

Any sounds other than a light humming or hearing that arm move lightly back and forth is usually a sign of the hard drive failure beginning.

Does the computer have a S.M.A.R.T.S. system on it in the bios. What model of computer is it? You need to get in the bios by tapping F10 or DEL key a few times when it shows the first screen on the monitor.
Once you get in bios, go through each tab and see if you can locate a smarts option and make sure it is enabled.

Scandisk is only good if there is actually bad sectors or bad headers on the platters of a hard drive, corrupt data and such, thus it gives you the software physical side of the hard drive, but the smarts is a self monitoring system. It detects abnormality in the hard drive itself and warns you ahead of time of a catastrophic failure due to the way the drive is not acting correctly.

Here is more info about smarts. Hope this helps.
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LaCie Computers... | Answered on Mar 15, 2014

You understand the drive does nothing by itself? It is your computer that uses the drive. If the computer is not connected properly then nothing can happen. Check the cable (substitute a different cable), try a different connector on the computer.
If all else fails you can take it to the store you bought it from (or a store that sells your product) and have a technician test your drive.

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Mar 13, 2014

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