I have a Lacie 250 gb. It had recently started losing files so I stopped using it till I coulg et a recovery program. Now it just clicks and is not recognized by my comp. I am almost possitive it is the lacie and not my comp becuase I tried it on my laptop as well. Is there a way of checking the bearing or the disc?
Yeah mine clicked when my external sound card was on and i was downloading programs in the d rive at the sametime, the clicking noise made it not do nothing so i turned it off manuely and once i lost data. the other times i restarted it, it worked fine but that is my drive.
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Re: Lacie lost evrything and is now clicking
Not without a clean sterile environment. Exposing the drive to room temperture and environment can damage the internal platters. i am willing to bet it the drive as well, but the clicking sounds like a bad drive arm, and continual attempts to use it may make the drive arm tear into the platters.
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My LaCie drive was not showing up on my Mac, and making a soft clicking sound ....I thought i was in for expensive data recovery and worse...But I met a guy who told me that La Cie have had a lot of trouble with their POWER SUPPLY and that i should try their customer service. I did, and after a round iof idiotic scripted replies I got to a smart CSR who sent me a NEW power supply. Hey Presto! The drive is back and working perfectly, no data lost!!!
The disk-drive inside the casing has a probably-fatal problem.
Search online for a professional "Data Recovery Service";
ship them your disk-drive, they repair it, just long-enough to copy
all your files onto a brand-new disk-drive, or to burn to DVD-recordable media. Their services are _EXPENSIVE_ -- but "invaluable".
Unless you use a specific software package to resize the existing partition (partition magic et al), the original partion and contents are effectivly erased... they can be recovered using disk recovery software in most cases though
If you still have the source files and both systems can see and write to their respective partition of the Ext HDD, then the easiest way to move forward is to just copy your files back onto the assigned partition.
Ok! This is bad, just like any HD when you start hearing noises clicking, vibrations, it is due to a loose or faulty cylinder. These things are not worth the repair and your files are lost. The only thing that you can do is try to hook this up to another PC to see if it will work long enought to extract the files. Keep in mind a lot of companies manufacture these devices, but there largest business is geared towards Microsoft customers, so if you have a Mac do not count on guarantees for these devices to function properly with your unit.
I solved the problem. It was a power supply problem. It seems after searching boards on the net, this is a common problem with the lacie hard drives. Just replace the power if your hard drive is clicking and not mounting. I think many people must be throwing the drives away thinking they are lost when it is just the power supply. Try this first before trashing it or spending a lot of money on data recovery programs/