Question about LaCie 2 TB 2big Triple Interface External 301256U FireWire 400 Hard Drive
the Lacie works fine with usb in mode "fast" (Raid 0), but when I switch to Raid 1 (as described in the user manual), windows xp do not recognize the device and for what I can see it appears that the drivers of the Lacie are not installed. I try installing the drivers, but xp is not able to find any driver.
Thanks in advance
I would first plug it in to a different PC, this will tell you if the problem is the Lacie or Windows Vista.
if it works on a different PC then remove it from Device manager or go to the Lacie website for Vista updates.
If it does not work on a different PC then there are 3 possibilities
1. the drive got cleared data lost
2. the enclosure is bad (I would bet on this)
3. the drive is bad
purchase a USB enclosure, remove the drive and install it in the new enclosure plug in and test.
Hope this helps
thanks for rating
Posted on Jan 09, 2008
Solved! After 17 hours of blinking, the status of the 3 leds is now to fixed blue. You just have to be patient...
Note that I had only put 1GB of data on the drive. I expect that the resynchronization time is not proportionnal to the amount of data on the disk!
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
try it on different usb ports on your system
try replacing the cable which connects the hard drive with the usb port
if this does not works the problem lies in the portable hard drive and i think it would be under warranty period so get it checked
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
SOURCE: 4 big quadra 6 TB,
The hard disk might originally came from a computer with raid 0 configuration that is why no matter what you do to reformat, it will always give you the same drive space as your Raid 0. The solution to your problem is actually deleting the partition first from another computer before formatting.
You will be needing a windows installation disk and you can plugin the big quadra thru the usb cable in another computer. Run the windows installation disk (this could be xp or vista) and when it prompted you to choose a task, just press enter to start windows installation (DO NOT press R to go to recovery console). Next, the system will search of every available partition and will show you the drive partition for your Big Quadra. Select for it and delete the partition from there. After it has been deleted, you can cancel that installation process from that computer and try re-formatting your drive into Raid 5 again as you have been doing before.
Should you have any question, please feel free to ask. Good luck!
Posted on Feb 24, 2010
I have the same problem too on my 2big form lacie . If I use 2x 1,5 tera disk in "fast mode" or in "big mode" my disk manager only shows 746 gigs available (it should be at least 2,5 terra).
If I use "safe mode" so my system can see 1,3 tera available, wich is normal for a raid mirror configuration.
I hope to find a solution quickly.
Posted on Jan 11, 2011
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