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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: external hard drive
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 impossible.
The lack of 57w power supplies from Lacie and its distributors across the world is surely a warning to be noted!!!!!!
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
You can enter the bios on bootup by pressing a special key to force your computer to go into BIOS mode. What key this is varies by computer, often it is F8, F10, sometines F11. Anyway, use the key for your computer, and change to boot modus to not first boot from USB.
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
Simplest solution: back up the data on the drive and repartition it (which will wipe it). Otherwise it sounds like it could be a problem with the file tree or structure of the drive, the configuration files could be corrupt, some program could have stored temporary files in a hidden place that cannot be deleted without making the program delete them, etc. If you are on a mac, spotlight Disk Utility and use it to repartition. If you are on a PC use the search thing from the start menu and find a program called disk management (or something similar to that, you'll know it when you see it.) external drives are annoying. i kick mine into the wall periodically for good measure.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
Hi wes_unruh. Unfortunately that "click" , known as the click of death, can mean many things. It could be a head, System Area, scratched platters, etc. First, remove the hard drive from its casing. Then connect the hard drive internally to a computer. You might still get the click. Try a diferent angle and try many many times. Check the logic board for any signs of damage. Please DO NOT start swapping parts because there´s aligment, firmware issues and you can make things worse if you need to do Data Recovery. If you had important informacion, you need to take it to a data recovery company such as Ontrack or ADS, because they have the right equipment such as Deepstar, PCI3000 in order to fully retrieve your files. IT IS an expensive process. I hope this helps. Please do not forget to rate and provide positive feedback for our free support today. Thank you :D
Posted on May 02, 2010
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SOURCE: Hi My hard drive lacie minimus
If your computer or laptop has a problem detecting a USBhard drive or a USB device, and another computer can detect it, then theproblem could be a RF interference problem. Try using an USB cable that is a shielded USB cable (ie. AnUSB cable that has a clear plastic covering and you can see a metallic weavewhich covers the wires) OR a USB cable that has a Ferrite core attached to theUSB cable (the ferrite core is a cylindrical object approximately 30mm long X15mm diameter and it is attached to the USB cable near the connector).
Posted on May 20, 2011
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