20 Most Recent LaCie 250GB External USB2.0 7200rpm 250 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive Questions & Answers


Try a replacement USB cable first, and test the LaCie on a different computer, to ensure the fault is on the external storage unit, and not a computer system problem.

There are two possibilities:

The LaCie USB/ATA controller board is faulty.
In this case you can simply take apart the enclosure and mount the disk into a new enclosure. New Lacie are SATA, but double check the hard disk connector to ensure.

The hard disk inside is faulty.
In this case repair may be expensive. You need to locate a data recovery facility with a 'clean room' , the cost is usually more than $800.

If this happened after a power surge, then the problem is most likely a faulty controller board.

If instead you have dropped the hard disk it is possible an hard drive failure, in that case repair will be expensive.

A replacement enclosure will stfrom art about $20 on Ebay or Amazon, and must not necessarily be LaCie.
Check if your LaCie is Sata or PATA (IDE) before buying the enclosure.

LaCie 250GB... | Answered on Oct 21, 2009


Just an idea. When you set pass words or any important information write all information in a note book and keep it in a drawer someplace where you will not lose it. When things change write the new ones down and cross out the old ones. I save a lot of head aches that way.

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Jan 22, 2019


Pushing in the paperclip should unlock it, but if still jammed, may have to wreck drive by pulling off front of drive drawer thing. Maybe try putty knife to push cd down some of that's holding it from opening.

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Jan 22, 2019


Replace perhaps, but repair is most difficult. The electronics are miniature and it takes special tools to do repairs.

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Jan 02, 2019


Two ways this can go. If you are talking about the entire hard drive pulling it out and plugging the whole drive into another pc. Then you're fine

If you are talking about disassembling the hard drive and moving the disks inside. This is not something you can do.
This is what you will need.
1) a certified clean room surgical grade
2) tape
3) A matching drive/ hd board down to revision number
4) presision screw tools.
5) patience.

Or you will need to contact a professional data recover company.

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Dec 29, 2018


You need a new driver for sure, and here you can find it driverupdate us. This tool usually keep my drivers up to date (perfectly for now)
take a look

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Sep 14, 2018


The power supply could be failing.

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Jun 27, 2018


Here is the user manual for your device:

https://www.lacie.com/files/lacie-content/manual/d2_dl_dvd_toast7_en.pdf

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Feb 09, 2018


Hi
please explain more information about your problem.

before any further assistance try to check it on other computers and see if its working or not if yes then take a full backup quickly,
if not then:
try replace the USB/SATA/PATA cable and check if it is working or not.
if yes then take a full backup quickly,
if not then:

1-this is an external drive:
1-1: it use as a normal external HDD for backing up data/movie/music/pics/etc.:
option number 1:try to fix its partition clusters/sectors with some software like easeus partition recovery or ...

option number 2:try to format it and then recover its data via recovery applications like easeus or "get data ntfs back" or...

note: in all scenarios you may lost some files or content

1-2 it is used for speed up your computer or has the MBR or EFI boot partition and has an OS installed on it:
try to fix its partition clusters/sectors with some softwares like easeus partition recovery or ...


note: in all scenarios you may lost some files or content

2-this is an internal drive:
1-change the SATA/PATA cable
2-check its sectors or clusters via software (windows check disk or windows defragment option) for bad sectors or cluster issues
3-try to fix its partition clusters/sectors with some software like easeus partition recovery or ...

if none of my solution works or software found some bad sectors that could not resolve it then or even you couldn't format the drive then:

maybe it has a hardware fault and there is not much you can do about it by yourself and you should go for warranty service or replacement or asking some expert companies for recovering your data via some special hardware that it may cost you too much.

best regards

LaCie Computers... | Answered on Jan 13, 2018

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