20 Most Recent LaCie 500GB d2 Quadra 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive Questions & Answers


Remove the hard drive from the lacie box and plug it in directly to your computer to see if the drive is now recognized. If it is the issue is with the lacie box electronics. If still not recognized with a direct connection to computer, see if the bios sees it. If not, the logic board on hard drive is fubar and you have a serious recovery problem.

LaCie 500GB d2... | Answered on Sep 22, 2017


Formatting a hard drive does not necessarily mean that you have erased the data on it. It basically takes away all of the bookkeeping functions such as the table of contents. You'll need to have some type of recovery program to be able to try and recover your data. If you drive came with it's own program try that first. Then you can try the recovery program built into Windows. If you can see a Recycle Bin for the drive you can choose Undelete from the menu you see when you right click on the bin. Don't specify any particular files, just tell the program to try and find any recoverable files. If this doesn't work for you then if you have any program like Norton Utilites, System Tune up, or any like that you can try and run their Undelete. If you don't have any program installed that has the Undelete feature then it is time to pick one up. Do some research on the web to see what is currently the best Undelete program available. GetDataBack is one of the best available. Be forewarned though; if you did a quick format the chances are good that you can retrieve a fair bit of your data. If you did a full format then it will be a lot more difficult to recover anything. None of the commercially available programs give you an absolute guarantee that they will recover your data. There are businesses that run much more powerful programs to recover info, however as you can guess they will not be cheap.

LaCie 500GB d2... | Answered on Jan 05, 2014


Try it on any other PC.
It might be due to infected PC.

LaCie 500GB d2... | Answered on Oct 15, 2013


If oyu want to download to your computer, you will have to find a software utility or run an apple script to do so. If you are looking to back your computer up to your hard drive, syncing... you may want to looking into products like retrospect or chrono sync, though I am not sure if I understand your question? Is what you what to download from the internet? Or are you looking for a scheduled back up?

http://versiontracker.com/macosx/systemutilities/backup-sync-recover


Keep me posted.

LaCie 500GB d2... | Answered on Sep 26, 2013


Hi,


I think the problem is because mounting problem of the logical drive .In this case to access your data in the drive you just need a macbook hard drive recovery tool .Remove the drive from your pc install the drive in some other mac pc and start it in target mode .Install this recovery tool and start recovering files but save it in different healthy drive .I am suggesting this tool because it works good for my missing partition problem.But purchase the full version to get good results.The demo version link is here...

LaCie 500GB d2... | Answered on Jan 22, 2013


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


if this fails to fix the problem

check usb leads for secure dust free seating

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
hope this helps

LaCie 500GB d2... | Answered on Jul 06, 2012


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
type in run "regedit" then press ok then you can see registry editor then locate below key. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11 CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} And remove upper filter and lower filter.

Then restart computer then check.


Also locate the below key and make sure it's value is 3 not 4. HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\usbstor make sure start value is 3 not 4


if still no luck
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 500GB d2... | Answered on May 11, 2012


click start click on computer to open you should see your drives C: and your other drives cd dvd and your usb drive E: or F: from there you select the files right click on the file/s right click copy navigate back to the drive right click select paste or hold the mouse cursor the file/s drag them to usb drive then drop them example on how to safe data/files to a usb drive

click start all programs accessories open windows explorer navigate to your data
right click on the data select copy navigate back to the usb drive right click select paste or select the data hold the mouse cursor then drag the data to your usb drive then drop it in
or if you are downloading data from the internet


once it starts downloading windows will ask whether you want to run or save it
a browse option will open you can save it into a folder in my documents or another device or a usb device
if you need more help with this post a reply


hope this helps you



LaCie 500GB d2... | Answered on Sep 26, 2011


click start control panel administrive 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 also make sure the computers Ram and Cmos battery are securely seated
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 you

LaCie 500GB d2... | Answered on Sep 16, 2011


Roshan, It sounds like the drive may be failing. So the first thing to do is determine the condition of the drive. You can check if there are problems with the drive using the free trial version of http://www.hdtune.com/

If it checks out ok then you can try to recover your data with Recuva it's free http://www.piriform.com/recuva

Or if you need data recovery help this a good choice for low cost and fast data recovery. All data recovery work is performed remotely over the Internet from a boot cd that you download and the best part is they just ask for donations if you are happy with the results: http://FreeDataRecovery.us

LaCie 500GB d2... | Answered on Sep 04, 2011


Hello and Good Day!
Try to change or replace your connector, perhaps your connector is defective.

Hope it helps Thanks

LaCie 500GB d2... | Answered on Jun 09, 2011


Hi wpollock1276
What you are suggesting is technicaly impossible , you have accomplished an irreversible operation . There is a tiny possibility you could retrieve your overwritten files by using this recovery program : http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/index.htm
It's not free but very efficient . Note : overwritten files are hardly impossible to recover . Warning : please , do not attempt to delete whatever is currently on the drive or / and do not format it .
Best regards ,
fanaudi .

LaCie 500GB d2... | Answered on May 24, 2011



the beeps are post during post the very first work is done by the ram,all the memory in the ram is first transferred to the hard disk,and remains active until turned off.
make sure that your RAM is securely seatedjust 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, sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
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
hope this helps


LaCie 500GB d2... | Answered on Apr 22, 2011


make sure the lead/s that attach to this drive have a secure seating and are not bad/faulty the light on only tells that its getting power it might not be getting enough power you might test the lead/s or
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, sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
hope this helps

LaCie 500GB d2... | Answered on Apr 13, 2011


You could probably take it into a local shop and have them get the data off. This would be the quickest way but may be expensive. Cheers!

LaCie 500GB d2... | Answered on Feb 28, 2011

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