20 Most Recent LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini, 500 GB Hard Disk Drive with Gigabit Ethernet & USB 2.0 Interface, 7200 rpm... IDE Hard Drive Questions & Answers

Your best bet is to contact LaCie and request a replacement CD-ROM for the setup utilities and an OS image for the server software. The alternative is to download the USB drivers (which model has an external SATA port?) and roll your own server. Most recent distros of Linux or FreeBSD should support the hardware, if you can figure out what CPU it needs to run on.

Good luck, and try to have fun with it. ;)

LaCie Ethernet... | Answered on Dec 09, 2014

Hello Elio,

Use MySafe to back up the files stored on the Ethernet Disk mini Home to an attached USB storage device. This way, if files on the Ethernet Disk mini are damaged or accidentally deleted, you can restore them to their original locations.
There are three main steps to using MySafe,Connecting an external USB hard drive,Backing up files to the external USB hard drive,Restoring files to the Ethernet Disk mini (if necessary)
Before you can back up files, you need to connect a hard drive to your Ethernet Disk mini via the USB port on the back. Use a hard drive that is USB 2.0 compatible.
While connecting an external hard drive make sure your Ethernet Disk mini is turned on and connected to your network.Turn on the external USB hard drive.Connect the external hard drive's USB cable to the USB port on the back of the Ethernet Disk mini, just like you would connect the external hard drive to your computer.Confirm that the drive is properly connected. Log in and click on the Administer HipServ link. Click on USB External Storage under System.
To back up files, navigate to the file or folder you want to back up to the external hard drive and click on the disk icon in the "Backup" column of the file list.When you back up files to MySafe, the Ethernet Disk mini duplicates the file path in MySafe so that everything you back up is organized in MySafe just as in its original location. So, if you copy a file from MyLibrary, a MyLibrary folder will appear in MySafe, with all folders leading to the backed up file.

Always click the Safely Remove Drive button on the USB External Storage before unplugging your MySafe external hard drive. Wait for the interface to change and for the Use Drive button to appear before disconnecting the USB cable from the Ethernet Disk mini. Failure to safely remove your external hard drive before disconnecting the USB cable can cause data loss and/or damage the drive. Always use the Safely Remove Drive feature when disconnecting an external hard drive.

LaCie Ethernet... | Answered on Jun 03, 2011

I owned one just like this and the power supply failed at about 1 year. It turns out it's a fairly common problem. Since you have the device open, does the controlboard/motherboard look burnt at all?
If it is not damaged, you may be able to buy a replacement power supply here: http://www.lacie.com/products/range.htm?id=10030
If it is damanged, then you may still be under manufacturer warranty, contact Lacie here: 503-844-4503 sales@lacie.com
Please leave feedback for this answer, thanks.

LaCie Ethernet... | Answered on Mar 09, 2011

First make sure usb cable connected to harddrive is working fine. try it in different usb ports. Press windows key +R key so you can see run then type in run "devmgmt.msc" then press ok so you can see device manager uninstall all usb drivers then it automatic install usb drivers. then check. Also you need to change registry for that 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. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa

LaCie Ethernet... | Answered on Feb 02, 2011

i try repair this model on customer, but this has some encript software, i change the control board inside, but i need to format hdd, because was unreadable, try call Lacie they say "the product is old consumible part, whe have new models to sell". Consumible is "if is on waranty period, change for a new,if not buy a new unit"

LaCie Ethernet... | Answered on Dec 15, 2010


Have a look at the link below, it should be of help.

Click HERE to navigate.

Please feel free to let me know of you have any further questions.

Kind regards

LaCie Ethernet... | Answered on Dec 08, 2010


OK, at the link below you will be directed to a tip i wrote on this exact error.

Click HERE.

Feel free to let me know if you have any further questions.

Kind regards

LaCie Ethernet... | Answered on Dec 02, 2010

Same problem. Bought a new power supply at extortionate price from Lacie but still no joy. I'm hoping to find a way of converting to a dumb external USB HD.

LaCie Ethernet... | Answered on Dec 02, 2010

If you connect with ethernet lan cable then make sure it is in network. If you are not able to access it in lan then connect harddrive with computer with usb cable then install driver from disk then if still not recognize then make sure harddrive inside the Lacie case is working fine. If it gives sound like clicky noise then you need to fix the error on harddrive. But if you are able to access harddrive with usb cable then your harddrive is fine just check network settings of harddrive and make sure lan cable is working fine. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

LaCie Ethernet... | Answered on Aug 14, 2010

do you have a router?.....yes, plug the ethernet cable from 500hd to router and ethernet cable from pc to router.........

have fun

LaCie Ethernet... | Answered on May 21, 2010

Goto control panel/ admin tools/computer management then disk management now with a bit of luck you should see your drive. Right click it and give it a new drive letter, hopefully now it shows in computer and u can get all of your data.

LaCie Ethernet... | Answered on May 12, 2010

Just contact www.lacie.com great support. there answer for my drive was to upgrade the drive version and to reboot the drive. Maybe the last thing is enough. For me it worked.

If necessary update driver http://www.lacie.com/nl/support/drivers/driver.htm?id=10156

Follow the procedure below to reset the Network Space to factory defaults:
  1. Move the power switch to the OFF position. Wait for the drive to shut down.
  2. Turn ON the drive.
  3. Within about 3 seconds, flip the switch OFF and On several times.
  4. Immediately turn it ON
If the light flashes quickly, the unit is resetting itself. Attempt to connect to the drive again after about 1 minute using the default username and password (by default, they are both admin.)

LaCie Ethernet... | Answered on Feb 04, 2010

I had the same problem twice, but it was the power adapters each time that were causing the problem. It wasn't the unit itself. Lacie replaced the power adapters and it worked fine.

LaCie Ethernet... | Answered on Feb 01, 2010


First of all make sure that the USB port that you are using to connect it to your PC is a USB 2.0 port, and not USB 1.0.

Also if it came with an external power, connect it to the external power before putting on your PC.

This is because the voltage supplied by USB 1.0 is lower than that of USB 2.0 and therefore might not be enough to power up your USB Drive.

After making sure about this, power up your system, and plug the external drive, then Right-Click on my computer icon, select manage, then go to Disk Management Option.

On the Disk management option Page you should see ALL the drives installed on your system, including the hidden ones, so what you will just do is, try and locate the one representing your external drive, and right click on it. then select "Change Drive letter and Paths", and give the drive any new, unique letter (i.e alphabet) different from the ones already on your system, and click on OK.

This should make your external Drive to be detected automatically.

Hope this helps you out.

LaCie Ethernet... | Answered on Nov 21, 2009

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