Question about LaCie Big Disk External USB 2.0 1TB Hard Drive
I have big disk lacie 1TB.. and recently i found problem in hard disk.. that light on adapter of hard disk is blinking... and one more problem found that when i detach the adapter from hard disk the light on adapter is become stable... please help me as soon as possible..
Hi, blinking light may indicate activity to or from hard disk and computer, maybe the disk partition was damaged or lost due to incorrect ejection or a virus, you could use a free partition recovery software to try to fix it, for example EaseUs.
Posted on Dec 24, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This procedure is to extract the drive from the case..
1. The case is useless, dispose of it when you've extracted the drive. Attempting to reuse is pointless and could only cause more damage.
2. Make sure you disconnect ALL cables to the drive before you begin this.
3. You will need to be gentle as and shock or impact to the hard drive may render it useless, which would be unfortunate, considering it sounds as if the case is the issue, not the drive.
4. When choosing a new enclosure, go aluminum, and with no internal fan or psu. This just makes the environment hot and severe.
They cost slightly more than what is on the consumer market, but i use and recommend
Wiebetech TT4 or TTXE models, depending on whether the drive is PATA or SATA.
So to answer your question...
Yes, with a flat head screwdriver ( like a jeweler's ) and the drive on a book on its topside down. You can gently pry the bottom housing off about and inch from each corner. Upon prying up, you'l see the little slotted hole. There should be 4 metal fingers on both sides of the drive, screw in 2 on each side. Then remove the plastic contact guards, and gently pull up at the led light ( the power cable for the light should be running down the middle and is usually red or green. Once youve removed that, gentley put your hand on the drive, and with your other hand, flip the entire enclosure over. The drive should lightly fall out of the enclosure and into your hand......minimizing shock or movment of the drive, these things should be handled like babies..never shake.From here grasp the drive itself, and you will notice 2 cables binding the drive to the enclosure.The first is the data cable know as IDE or PATA and looks like a ribbon- more often yellow- second is the power cable known as MOLEX. The molex cable should be 4 wires..2 black, 1 yellow, 1 red. Ofcourse, be gentle when removing both Cables, as to not exert to much force so that it goes flying when its released. Once youve separated the 2, youll see that case for all its glory, or not. It's really a soda can with the cheapest components internally. Once the weight of the drive is out, there nothing to the box.
If you have any hesitation or addition questions before you begin, please ask here.
Posted on Oct 22, 2007
Hi, Lacie isn't very forthcoming with beep codes but it definitely means one of the two. You can try moving the hard drive into a new enclosure, if it works it was the enclosure, if not the HDD. Hate to say it but warranty on these drives is a moot point the moment unique data is stored on them as you can't even diagnose the problem properly without voiding it and no drive manufacturer will waranty data. If you have no unique data and it's under warranty, send it back. If you have unique data on it that you value, take it to a local computer store and have them move the drive to a new external enclosure and test it. If it works, you're done. If it doesn't, you've confirmed that the HDD is faulty and you will need the help of a data recovery Pro. If the latter is the case, reply by commenting here with your location (country, state city) and I'll recommend a closeby facility for you. Chris
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
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Well if it is less than 2 or 3 years old you could contact them to attempt a sawp out of the drive. Over that - replace the unit. IF you do - you might want to consider a duel disk enclosure so if a drive dies, your data does not. you can build one yourself (1 TB duel drives, Raid 1) for a total of 252 bucks, with good drives (Seagate - Barracuda) Yes I swear by the Seagate Drive. For off teh shelf they have worked very well in every application I have deployed them.
I've been burned by too many single drive failures - even when I have the data backed up it is still a royal pain.
Posted on Jan 31, 2010
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