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I think you can take a try of this Mac data recovery software as is the best.
Note: do not attempt to write anything back in case data got overwritten.

LaCie Design by... | Answered on Mar 08, 2018


there is no disk in the drive. please insert a disk into drive\device\harddisk1\dr7

LaCie Design by... | Answered on Nov 21, 2013


Download the latest version of hyrens boot disc, Just google it, has all the tools for HD Diagnostics

LaCie Design by... | Answered on Jun 17, 2013


make sure the lead/s that attach to your hard drive are securely seated
if your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it

click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or

if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
hope this helps



click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or


if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver


sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable


just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,

check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems

if this fails to fix the problem
you might have to install a usb 2 or 3 card they are cheap and easy to install you can buy these on Ebay very cheap
hope this helps

LaCie Design by... | Answered on Mar 14, 2012


Just buy new external ( HDD ini is fine) just change the external for both off you

LaCie Design by... | Answered on Jan 24, 2012


Good day..!I just wonder if your going to replace it with 1 tb,i just doubt if your enclosure support for 1 tb?...thanks

LaCie Design by... | Answered on Aug 18, 2011


Those flashes signal communication error. Try to connect the unit using another USB cable that will be plugged in another socket - if you get the same error then the defect is internal, either in the interface between the actual hard disk and the casing or in the board of the hard disk itself. In both cases the unit is effectively dead, with the data being lost if it's the first case.
If you want to recover the data in the second case the casing will have to be open, the hard disk extracted and inserted in another casing made for PATA laptop hard disks.

LaCie Design by... | Answered on Jul 05, 2011


this will depend on HARD DRIVE whether ide the ide will have 40 pins or sata the sata will have 8 copper slat type also PSU power supply unit ide or sata power connecters these days they usually supply both next MOTHERBOARD if has ide and sata plugs the ide will be a flat ribbon type with 40 pin plug ends the sata will be 8 copper slat type usually a bit thicker
hope this helps

LaCie Design by... | Answered on May 27, 2011


Hi,
Sorry nothing to do your harddrive is dead. you might be able to open the case and replace the harddrive with a new one. Try searching google or youtube on how to do that.
Regards.

LaCie Design by... | Answered on Mar 19, 2011


An external storage-device has four major components:

* the USB cable

* the power-adapter

* the disk-drive inside the enclosure

* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.

One of these components has failed.

Try a different USB cable.

Try connecting to a different USB port on your computer.

Try connecting to a USB port on a different computer.

Take a "multi-meter" and measure both the voltage and amperage output from the AC adapter, and compare with the specifications on the label on the adapter.

Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and then connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if it works at all.

Purchase a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.

Get the part-number and serial-number from the label on your disk-drive, and access the manufacturer's web-site, and use "check warranty status", to see if they will replace the device, at minimal cost to you.

There exist commercial "data recovery" services that can try to repair your device, just long-enough to rescue and copy your files. For example, see: https://services.seagate.com/index.aspx?lng=en-US for a "no data - no charge" guarantee.

LaCie Design by... | Answered on Mar 17, 2011


1. Make sure you have enough power with the USB port you are using to power the drive. Some of these require a two USB port cable to provide the proper power.
2. See if the drive is present on the PC when plugged in by right-clicking My Computer and selecting Manage and selecting Disk Management to see if the drive is listed there but it just doesn't have a drive letter associated with it.

LaCie Design by... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011


I found This power supply

It is listed as suitable for the Porsch drives, but the model number on your current unit should tell if it's the right one.

At 12V 3A it is rated higher than the common 12V 2A which is a common rating for hard drive power adapters, and also supplies 5V. These may be required for your drive.

The site has other LaCie power adapters if the model number does not match.

LaCie Design by... | Answered on Feb 09, 2011


Hello,

please test the hard drive on any other computer and see what happens there. if the hard drive doesn't work in more than 2 computers, then consider how old is the power supply that the drive has? has it been dropped or anything similar?

the powersupplies wear out within 1 year of use, and need to be replaced after that, or you may want to replace the entire hard drive case.

if the drive has been dropped its no longer functioning.

please test the drive on another computer and let me know the results.

Thanks,
ekse

LaCie Design by... | Answered on Feb 04, 2011

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