I support the comments of (fire sine) I have the d2 120gb Lacie and it was down for two years. I took it to my apple guys and they said that I needed to go to a data recovery service which would cost a gang of money. Come to find out, when I decided to update my internal hard drive on my Mac Pro, I had to buy a SATA, IDE, USB 2.0 adapter to back up the internal and transfer to the new internal. Long story short, something said, Hey try and open the Lacie and bypass the board in the enclosure and connect directly to the Western Digital drive inside. AND WHALA! I got my info, so all I need is a new enclosure.
I have a LaCie 250GB d2 External Hard Drive Extreme USB 2.0 and FireWire 400/800 Interfaces and just reason , when i plug it in , the AC make a very fast clicking sound and the little blue light on the hard drive a fast blink , but the the drive is not working when i plug it in , do you think is my Ac problem ? Thanks
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Re: lacie d2 external drive
Have these drives ever mounted in the OS environment? I take it youre an audio producer, with a load full of expensive plug ins, being the reason youre still utilizing OS 9 after 7 years......
Lacie D2 drives in my experience are infamous for not having the most durable bridge boards. The bridge board is a chip that has a chipset on it which take the SATA or PATA connection and send it to the USB and or Firewire ports on the enclosure. If the drive is powered up, you should get a blue light on the front. When connected to either mac or pc ( porsches are MS_DOS formatted out the box ), if it does not mount or does not appear in DISK UTILTY, then it is a high probability that the enclosure/bridge board has failed and the drive ( if not making grinding, buzzing, clicking or beeping sounds) will have to be extracted and placed into a more stable enclosure.
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Here's two suggestions. (If your using Mac OS X 10.x)
Make sure external hard drives are to be shown by clicking "Finder" in the menu bar then "Preferences" and under the "Sidebar" section selecting "External Disks".
Also check that the hard drive is mounting by opening "Disk Utility" by first opening the "Applications" folder then the "Utilities" folder and double clicking "Disk Utility" and in the left sidebar checking to see if your external hard drive is listed as one of the mounted drives. Hope this helps, don't forget to comment/vote if this helped. Thank you.
You can not use the drive on both systems. It has to be formatted for one or the other. To transfer your files, I would either backup your files to CD's/DVD's or try to network your Mac and PC, then just dump your files to a share folder of some sort.
Microsoft has had some issues in regard to external devices (especially after running some updates). There is a registry patch for this situation. Click below to install the patch. It should fix your external drive problem. All the best! Greg
Did you format the drive using Disk Utility? Open "disk utility" from the dock icon or applications/utilities folder. Click the drive name on the left side of the disk utility window. click the "partition" tab in the window, next click the "options" tab and select GUID Partition scheme, or any Mac compatible scheme, read each explanation of the schemes. Name and resize your partitions, click apply. This is how it works running Leopard, not positive if the same applies to Tiger. I hope this helps you
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
The lack of 57w power supplies from Lacie and its distributors across the world is surely a warning to be noted!!!!!!
have you had this drive long if new then go to the control pannel on the mac and find the Amiistrative Tools open then computer managment open then Disk Mangement then open and find the unallcated drive then properties then partition format partition then go to nxt step then follow till end excepting all defaults
as hdd is formated for pc not mac so id is needed to be reconised on mac.
close all windows then in my computer
you should now see hard drive letter if not turn off drive then return on.