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After replacing two new 1TB harddrives on my LaCie 2big Network it fails to work ,after a few second blinking blue and red te base shuts down . Contact Lacie and they told me that on the old drives was a firmware installt, but how can I install firmware if I can`t acces the drive

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SOURCE: Lacie 1TB external hd won't mount!

check wires connecting them together first, ok?

then, turn off the LaCie, connect to your MacPro, and then turn on the drive..

that should show as a mounted drive.

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Posted on Mar 09, 2008

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SOURCE: deference Lacie d2 Quadra1TB/Lacie big disk ?

It's all about the interfaces.
The Quadra has four interfaces: • eSATA • FW 400 • FW 800 • USB 2.0
The triple has all but the eSATA interface listed above.
For doing video work you want a big drive with a fast interface. If you have eSATA available then that's the fastest. If you don't then you're just as well off to go with the triple interface. The FW 800 would be the next fastest, then the USB 2.0, then the FW 400.
Because of the way that data is transferred I believe that when doing video work you would be best served by the FW 400 instead of the USB 2.0 even though the USB is faster I don't believe it is a full duplex communication so the FW 400 is actually better for video.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Hi guys, accidentally pressed the big blue button

Sounds like you may have been unlucky in starting the reformatting software for the drive. Goto the following link to check out the documentation for the product:

http://www.lacie.com/download/manual/2big_Quadra_en.pdf

Posted on Mar 07, 2010

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SOURCE: lacie 1tb external hard drive into ps3 is not regconised

I have the same issue, however with my verbatim 500g its ok. i believe it is because the lacie is a desktop external and therefore is compatable with windows xp and 7 alone.
Verbatim is a "portable" external hard drive which makes it compatible with several different systems. I would suggest returning it, I just formatted my old verbatim harddrive and set up mediaasharing. Through my router. You can actually route the lacie harddrive by going to my computer and right click the icon. Next go to share with; advanced settings and allow all. Then when you turn your ps3 on search for media servers... I would suggest to google media server for ps3 to get it all seet up. GOOD LUCK

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a 1TB LaCie 2Big Quadra. It has 2 500GB

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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Backup any vital data before doing anything, then look for a switch on the back. Rather than RAID0 or 1 the options may be labelled Safe or Fast, but JBOD is usually still labelled JBOD, or sometimes Big. You can try just flipping the switch to JBOD and seeing if it rebuilds to use all space. If that doesn't work you may need to remove the 4tb drive, connect it to a different system and erase it to get rid of the 500gb partition, then with the Lacie set to JBOD reinstall the 4tb drive so it will add its full size to the array.

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Hello, I had similar problem with 2Big Network2 which was freezing the same way. I know the question is old but maybe someone will find this answer useful.

I solved the problem by updating the firmware. It may seem trivial but it took some time to figure out how to do it right.

My firmware was 1.3.7 and I was unable to easily get SSH access.

To upgrade the disk you have to
1. get it recognizable by Lacie Network Assistant. If you have a fixed IP it may not see the disk. To switch your device to DHCP assigned IP you have to reset it to factory settings (without losing data). Procedure from LaCie site works (http://manuals.lacie.com/en/manuals/d2-2big-5big-network2/reset)
  1. Make sure the product is turned OFF.
  2. Press and hold down the front button. Without releasing the front button, turn the product on by pressing the power switch on the rear of the product.
  3. Keep the front button pressed until the front LED becomes solid red, then release it. (The LED should become solid red about 10 seconds after you turn on the product.)
  4. The front LED will blink blue. When it becomes static blue, press the front button once within 5 seconds to confirm reset.
  5. If any of the steps are omitted, the product will boot normally without resetting.
2. you need the LaCie Network Assistant which you can download from here http://www.lacie.com/support/drivers/driver.htm?id=10138
I used 1.5.15 version for windows
3. Once you have the LNA installed it should recognize the disk. However if it doesn't start and says you are missing bonjour service just go to the installation directory and install bonjour.msi
4. At this point you should be able to start LNA which finds your drive. Now you need firmware (capsule file). You can't just load the newest firmware out there. Given fw version can be applied only to certain previous revisions. To check which version you need you have to check your current release. To get your current release open LNA and go to Configuration tab. The current system version is displayed in the bottom-left corner.
I updated mine to next release (from 1.3.7 to 2.0.5).
5. Now you should now to which release you should update. The question is where to get the firmware from if the LaCie support page (http://www.lacie.com/fi/support/drivers/driver.htm?id=10201) does not contain the one you need ? You can use and ftp service (it's not obvious).
Go to ftp://2bignetwork2-update.lacie.com/ (just put this address in files explorer address field) and login with 2bignetwork2 user and 2bignetwork2 password. Then browse for firmware.
6. now assuming you have successfully downloaded the firmware open LNA go to configuration tab and click "Update your NAS.." button. Authenticate with admin user and admin password then browse for the capsule file and begin updating
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As other suggested - if you don't want to risk losing data get disk(s) (if in RAID0) and use some linux box or VM to backup data.

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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.
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LED Indicators - LaCie 2big Network
The LED indicators above the drive bays and the front LED indicate drive status and activity.
During Startup
  • Front LED – blinks red/blue until both disks are powered on, then turns solid blue.
  • Rear LEDs – blinks red/blue until corresponding disk is powered on, then turns solid blue.
NOTE: If the device is not able to initiate the boot process following disk startup, the front is solid red.
During Bootup
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  • Rear LEDs – solid blue
NOTE: If a disk is failing, both the disk’s corresponding rear LED and the front LED will be solid red.
During RAID Synchronization
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  • Rear LEDs – The LED corresponding to the original disk will be blinking blue and the one being synchronized is blinking red
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Hmmm, reseting worked on mine. Identical symptoms except light stayed blue, not red. Unable to power down.
Before trying to get the drive working I got the data off using the procedure in the second post of this thread:

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/peripherals-hardware/126831-reseting-lacie-2big-network.html

You need a linux system running. Maybe a live cd will do. I installed on an old IDE drive I had.

I then rest the decive using this procedure from Lacie and my drive is working again. Worthless though, because I can't trust it.

The procedure below will reset the 2Big Network to factory settings:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Following the procedure below can ERASE ALL DATA on the drive. Prior to following these directions, verify important data is stored securely on a different storage device.
Switch the drive OFF. Once it has shut down, ensure the power switch remains in the OFF position.
If the drive is in the SAFE mode, move the RAID switch to the BIG mode.
PRESS AND HOLD the button on the front. MOVE the power switch to the ON position. The light on the front of the drive will start blinking.
Once the light stops blinking, RELEASE the front button.
When released, it will begin BLINKING AGAIN. When it stops, PRESS AND HOLD the front button. The light will begin to blink again.
When the light stops blinking, RELEASE the button. The drive is now resetting itself. Switch the RAID selector back to SAFE if desired.
To restore data if it was lost during the process, recreate the shares and users on the unit prior to the reset. Any firmware updates applied will need to be applied again.

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check your network for conflicts, check power supply, fan and nic card, if your sure it's not the the drives inside the drive case, I have had 4 of these fail on me @work with different issues power supply nic card and both drives 4 units did the same thing and they were under warranty so when I got it back, I sold them and bought The Seagate BlackArmor NAS 420. no problems with them as of yet. Lacie get hot and components get hot and fail because there is not enough air flow I think.

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